Diego Pisador


Born: 1510; Salamanca, Spain   Died: 1557; Salamanca, Spain  
Diego Pisador apparently took up the profession of music against his father's wishes, and his career may have suffered because of it. Unlike so many musicians of the Renaissance, his family is known: he was the son of Alonso Pisador and Isabel Ortiz, native of Salamanca. It seems a teenaged Diego began the path toward priestly ordination, though his 1526 Minor Orders are as far as he proceeded. Instead, Diego assumed the political and Read more professional duties of his father as Major-Domo for the city of Salamanca when his father took a promotion to a different town in 1532. But Pisador also pursued his musical interests, composing as a competent amateur on the vihuela -- the Spanish answer to the Italian lute -- for a period of some 15 years starting around 1537. In the year 1550, Diego's mother died and the family broke apart over the settlement of her will. Diego's father wrote him a scathing letter in which he suggested he give up music, get married, and give his younger brother part of his inheritance. Instead, the perhaps headstrong Pisador successfully challenged the will, published his magnum opus Libro de música de vihuela in 1552, and went his own way professionally and personally. By ignoring his father's trenchant advice, Pisador preserved for posterity his some 95 musical arrangements for the vihuela. Read less
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  • 1.
    New Renaissance
    Label: Burnside   Catalog: 315 Release Date: 03/17/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Canciero de Mo Anonymous,  Luis de Narváez,  Anonymous,  Enríquez de Valderrábano  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
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    El Circulo Musical: Tarrega, His Disciples & Their Students / Segovia
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7996 Release Date: 06/11/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Manuel Ponce,  Francisco Tarrega,  Daniel Fortea,  Enrique Granados  ... 
    Performer:  Miguel Llobet,  Josefina Robledo,  Daniel Fortea,  Bartholomé Calatayud  ... 
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    Musicas Viajeras: Tres Culturas
    Label: Enchiriadis   Catalog: 2037 Release Date: 03/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Alfonso X (El Sabio),  Traditional,  Raul Mallavibarrena,  Diego Pisador  ... 
    Performer:  Raul Mallavibarrena,  Rocio De Frutos,  Tamar Lalo,  Sara Ruiz  ... 
    Conductor:  Raul Mallavibarrena
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Fontegara
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    Willaert: Chansons; Madrigali; Villanel / Malfeyt, Romanesque
    Label: Ricercar   Catalog: 331 Release Date: 01/08/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adrian Willaert,  Pierre Attaingnant,  Giovanni Antonio Terzi,  Antonio De Cabezón  ... 
    Performer:  Philippe Malfeyt,  Hannelore Devaere,  Bart Coen,  Sophie Watillon  ... 
    Conductor:  Philippe Malfeyt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Romanesque
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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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    Canto Del Cavallero / Jose Miguel Moreno
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 80101 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luis Venegas de Henestros,  Miguel de Fuenllana,  Diego Pisador,  Antonio De Cabezón  ... 
    Performer:  José Miguel Moreno
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  • 7.
    Diego Pisador: Si Me Llaman ...
    Label: Carpe Diem   Catalog: 16276 Release Date: 08/31/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Recorded Sound,  Diego Pisador
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  El Cortesano
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  • 8.
    Libros De Musica Para Vihuela
    Label: Stradivarius   Catalog: 33784 Release Date: 10/13/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Luis de Milan,  Luigi Boccherini,  Otto Nicolai,  Luis de Narváez  ... 
    Performer:  Massimo Lonardi
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    Adio Espana - Romances, Villancicos & Improvisations From Spain / Baltimore Consort
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90901 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  Diego Pisador,  Diego Ortiz,  Francisco de la Torre  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baltimore Consort
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    Galicia - Rennaissance Music From Spain / Linn Barnes, Et Al
    Label: Oak Leaf   Catalog: 2113 Release Date: 05/08/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enríquez de Valderrábano,  Traditional,  Luis de Narváez,  Diego Pisador  ... 
    Performer:  Tim Anderson,  Joseph Cunliffe,  Allison Hampton,  Steve Bloom  ... 
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    Don Quijote De La Mancha / Savall, Figueras , Et Al
    Label: Alia Vox   Catalog: 9843 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Alonso de Mudarra,  Antonio de Ribera,  Anonymous,  Enríquez de Valderrábano  ... 
    Performer:  Andrew Lawrence-King,  Arianna Savall,  Montserrat Figueras,  Xavier Díaz-Latorre  ... 
    Conductor:  Jordi Savall
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hespèrion XXI,  La Capella Reial de Catalunya
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    Música En El Quijote - Milán, Etc / Moreno, Orphénica Lyra
    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 920207 Release Date: 05/31/2005   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Guerrero,  Diego Pisador,  Diego Ortiz,  Luis de Narváez  ... 
    Performer:  Fahmi Alqhai,  Eligio Quinteiro,  Fernando Paz,  José Miguel Moreno  ... 
    Conductor:  José Miguel Moreno
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orphénica Lyra
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    Asturias - The Art Of The Guitar / Narciso Yepes
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 459613 Release Date: 08/10/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francisco Tarrega,  Fernando Sor,  Isaac Albeniz,  Joaquin Turina  ... 
    Performer:  Narciso Yepes
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    Music For Philip Of Spain / Charivari Agréable, Et Al
    Label: Signum U.k.   Catalog: 6 Release Date: 02/15/1999   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Ortiz,  Enríquez de Valderrábano,  Luis Venegas de Henestrosa,  Hernando de Cabezón  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Charivari Agréable
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  • 15.
    Music Of The Spanish Renaissance / Shirley Rumsey
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8550614 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Diego Pisador,  Enríquez de Valderrábano,  Miguel de Fuenllana,  Esteban Daza  ... 
    Performer:  Shirley Rumsey
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    ¡aye De Mi! - Music For Vihuela & Voice / Frank Wallace
    Label: Centaur Records   Catalog: 2112 Release Date: 11/09/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Da Milano,  Juan Vasquez,  Mateo Flecha,  Diego Pisador  ... 
    Performer:  Frank Wallace,  John Wallace
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    The Art Of Spanish Variations / Toyohiko Satoh
    Label: Channel Classics   Catalog: 3091 Release Date: 08/19/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Enríquez de Valderrábano,  Diego Pisador,  Luis de Narváez,  Alonso de Mudarra  ... 
    Performer:  Toyohiko Satoh,  Ireen Thomas
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