About the Download

Francesco Canova da Milano (1497 - 1543) was a famous Italian Lutenist-composer. Many accounts record Francesco's "sublime" skill in lute playing and he was known as "il divino". This Fantasia exists as a solo work and also as a lute duet. The 2nd lute part ws composed by Joannes Matelart (before 1538 - 1607) There are 5 versions presented in this collection: 1. guitar or lute solo 2. guitar or lute duet part 3. guitar or lute - both part I and II together 4. lute part 2 for piano 5. guitar or lute and piano duet Here is a performance by the Costa/Thompson Contemporary Guitar Duo