Victor Coelho, Professor of Music at Boston University and Director of the Center for Early Music Studies, is a musicologist and performer who works primarily in the areas of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italian music, as well as popular music, cross-cultural studies, media, and technology. A graduate of Berkeley and UCLA, he has performed as lutenist throughout N. America and Europe, and he is co-director of the group Il Furioso, whch specializes in Italian music of the early seventeenth century and has released recordings devoted to the music of Kapsberger and Castaldi on the Toccata Classics label. In 2000 his reconstruction of the music for the Medici wedding of 1608 received the Noah Greenberg Award given by the American Musicological Society for outstanding contributions to the performance of early music, resulting in a recording (with Alan Curtis) on the Stradivarius label that won a Prelude Classical Award in 2004 for best ensemble recording. His books include Music and Science in the Age of Galileo (Kluwer), The Manuscript Sources of 17th-Century Italian Lute Music (Garland), Performance on Lute, Guitar, and Vihuela (Cambridge), and The Cambridge Companion to the Guitar. Current projects include a history of Renaissance instrumental music, with Keith Polk forthcoming from Cambridge, and The Cambridge Companion to the Rolling Stones.


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