The Spanish plucked viola in Renaissance Italy, 1480-1530
By Hiroyuki Minamino
Early Music, Vol. 32:2 (2004)
Synopsis: During the last two decades of the 15th century and the first three decades of the 16th century there were abundant references to the Spanish plucked viola, referred to by various names, from several major Italian courts, such as Naples, Rome, Mantua, Ferrara and Urbino.