GIACOMO GORZANIS (1520 - 1575)
Born in the Italian province of Puglia, the blind lutenist composer Giacomo Gorzanis
may have started his career at the Spanish court in Bari. He eventually
settled in Trieste, where he had received citizenship by 1567. His solo lute music shows impressive
instrumental skill, and goes some way towards initiating the Italian variation
dance suite. He published four collections of lute tablature and two
collections of Neapolitan lute songs.