Diego Ortiz

Biography

Born: 1510   Died: 1570; Naples (?)  
Diego Ortiz is important to history not only as a leading Spanish composer of the Renaissance era, but also as the author of Trattado di glosas, the first printed instruction book about ornamentation for bowed string orchestras. This was an international success, and was published in Italian. The book contains entirely written-out ornamentations designed to fit specific time periods. The player is directed to determine which was most appropriate, Read more and to write it into his part at the right spot. Furthermore, the work contains studies for bass instruments, treble viol, and keyboard, as well as some madrigals. Like most authentic books on ornamentation and instruction of the period, it is a valuable source of information on performing style of the time.

Not much is known about Ortiz's life. The two versions of his book were published simultaneously (in December 1553) while he was in Naples in the service of Pedro de Urries, a Spaniard who was Duke of Riesi, Sicily. The Italian edition is full of Spanish turns of phrases, which suggests that it was prepared by Ortiz himself, and that the writer had been resident in the Spanish-ruled Italy for some time.

By February 1558 he was named maestro de cappella for Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of Alba and the Spanish Viceroy of Naples, and kept that position (or perhaps was rehired for it after a hiatus) by the next Viceroy, Pedro Afán de Rivera, Duke of Alcalá, to whom he dedicated his Musices liber primer, which includes some Magnificat settings, all based on plainchants. Read less
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    111: The Collector's Editions [111 CDs]
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002422702 Release Date: 12/11/2015   Number of Discs: 111
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Maurice Ravel,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  David Oistrakh,  Igor Oistrakh,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Martha Argerich  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  Daniel Barenboim,  Lorin Maazel,  Franz Konwitschny  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Amadeus Quartet,  Orchestre de Paris  ... 
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    Momenti D'amore
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300664 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Barbara Strozzi,  Andrea Falconieri,  Claudio Monteverdi,  Girolamo Frescobaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Sommer, Christoph [Lute, Theorbo, Baroque Guitar],  Franziska [Viola da Gamba] Grunze,  Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli,  Serkan Mesut Halili  ... 
    Conductor:  Mehmet Cemal Yesilçay
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pera Ensemble
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    Yarlung Records: 10th Anniversary
    Label: Yarlung Records   Catalog: 42482 Release Date: 05/26/2015   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Diego Schissi,  Jerome Kern,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Nigel Armstrong,  Petteri Iivonen,  Frederic Rosselet,  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Margaret Batjer,  Gerard Schwarz,  Jeffrey Kahane  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ciaramella,  Sophisticated Lady,  Capitol Ensemble  ... 
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    Le Corps Des Cordes / Charles-antoine Duflot
    Label: Oehms   Catalog: 765 Release Date: 05/12/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Isabel Mundry,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Ulrich Wedemeier,  Murat Coskun,  Charles-Antoine Duflot,  Matthias Müller [Viola da gamba]  ... 
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    Dances on Movable Ground / Ciaramella [Vinyl]
    Label: Yarlung Records   Catalog: YAR09261-819V Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Sanz,  Andrea Falconieri,  Alessandro Piccinini,  Anonymous  ... 
    Conductor:  Rotem Gilbert,  Adam Knight Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ciaramella
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    Un Viaje A Napoles / Sara Agueda
    Label: Enchiriadis   Catalog: 2041 Release Date: 03/31/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz,  Antonio De Cabezón,  Juan Hidalgo,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Performer:  Sara Agueda,  Victor Sordo,  Calia Alvarez
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    Garden of Early Delights / Thorby, Lawrence-King
    Label: Linn Records   Catalog: 291 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Jan Jacob Van Eyck,  Dario Castello,  John Dowland  ... 
    Performer:  Pamela Thorby,  Andrew Lawrence-King
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    Spanish Music For Vihuela From The Time Of Charles V / Yasunori Imamura
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1318 Release Date: 07/08/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luis de Milan,  Luis de Narváez,  Alonso de Mudarra,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Performer:  Yasunori Imamura
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    A Solo / Paolo Pandolfo
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 30403 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Paolo Pandolfo,  Diego Ortiz,  William Corkine,  Tobias Hume  ... 
    Performer:  Paolo Pandolfo
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    Doulce Memoire / Margaret Little, Sylvain Bergeron
    Label: Atma Classique   Catalog: 22685 Release Date: 02/25/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  John Banister,  Nicholas Lanier,  Francesco de Layolle  ... 
    Performer:  Sylvain Bergeron
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    Ros - Songs of Christmas / Pedersen, Norwegian Soloists’ Choir
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2029 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Hildegard of Bingen,  Per Norgaard,  Gustaf Nordqvist  ... 
    Performer:  Rolf Lislevand,  Gjermund Larsen,  Berit Opheim,  Bjorn Kjellemyr
    Conductor:  Grete Pedersen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Norwegian Soloists' Choir
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    Diego Ortiz: Recercadas Del Trattado De Glosas
    Label: Alia Vox   Catalog: 9899 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz
    Performer:  Rolf Lislevand,  Jordi Savall,  Ton Koopman,  Andrew Lawrence-King  ... 
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    Ciaramella Dances: On Movable Ground
    Label: Yarlung Records   Catalog: 96819 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Sanz,  Andrea Falconieri,  Alessandro Piccinini,  Anonymous  ... 
    Conductor:  Rotem Gilbert,  Adam Knight Gilbert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ciaramella
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    L'Amore mi fa Sollozar: With Insturments Designed by Leonardo Da Vinci
    Label: Pneuma   Catalog: 1320 Release Date: 08/13/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joan Ambrosio Dalza,  Anonymous,  Johannes Tinctoris,  Michele Pesenti  ... 
    Conductor:  Eduardo Paniagua
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Música Antigua (Spain)
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    The Historical Trombone - Salaverde, Ortiz, Nisini / Nisini, Instrumenta Musica
    Label: Querstand   Catalog: 1012 Release Date: 05/14/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Bartolemé de Selma y Salaverde,  Diego Ortiz,  Ercole Nisini,  Francesco Rognoni Taeggio  ... 
    Performer:  Ercole Nisini
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Instrumenta Musica
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    Navidad: Christmas Music From Latin America And Spain
    Label: Marquis   Catalog: 81435 Release Date: 10/16/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Diego Ortiz,  Francisco Guerrero,  Francisco Escalada  ... 
    Performer:  Dawn Bailey,  Dominic Teresi,  Vicki St. [Mezzo-soprano Vocal] Pierre
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toronto Consort
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    Music From The Spanish Kingdoms
    Label: Crd Records   Catalog: 3447 Release Date: 08/14/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Juan del Encina,  Joan Albert Amargós,  Alonso Hernandez,  Anonymous  ... 
    Conductor:  Nancy Hadden
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Circa 1500
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    Los Ministriles In The New World
    Label: Navona   Catalog: 5875 Release Date: 06/26/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gaspar Fernandes,  Santiago de Murcia,  Antonio De Cabezón,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Performer:  Annette Bauer
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    Vergine Bella - Madrigalo Da Sonar
    Label: Aeolus   Catalog: 10146 Release Date: 04/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Palestrina,  Bartolemé de Selma y Salaverde,  Giovanni Bassano,  Vincenzo Ruffo  ... 
    Performer:  Arianna Savall,  Marcello Gatti,  Ildikó Kertész,  Thomas Kugler  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Desiderio
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    Shipwrecked
    Label: Heresy Records   Catalog: 1 Release Date: 03/27/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Caitríona O'Leary,  Cristóbal de Morales,  Dallis Lute Bo Anonymous,  Traditional  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  EX (Irish Vocal Ensemble)
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    Label: Pan Classics   Catalog: 10272 Release Date: 01/01/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Battista Vitali,  Girolamo Frescobaldi,  Domenico Pellegrini,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  United Continuo Ensemble
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 80108 Release Date: 08/23/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Esteban Daza,  Diego Ortiz,  Luys Maymón,  Alonso de Mudarra  ... 
    Performer:  José Miguel Moreno
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    A Meeting Place - Medieval & Renaissance Music For Lute & Ud /  Denhard, Beken
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 92133 Release Date: 05/31/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Joan Ambrosio Dalza,  Anonymous,  Diego Ortiz  ... 
    Performer:  Munir Nurettin Beken,  August Denhard
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    La Viola D'arc A La Corona D'arago
    Label: La Ma De Guido   Catalog: 2097 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Antonio De Cabezón,  Diego Ortiz,  Juan del Encina  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cantar Alla Viola
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    Air - A Baroque Journey / Daniel Hope
    Label: Imports   Catalog: 001399302 Release Date: 03/16/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Paul von Westhoff,  Traditional,  Jean-Marie Leclair,  Andrea Falconieri  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Hope,  Stephan Rath,  Stefan Maass,  Jonathan Cohen  ... 
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