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Music Printing in Renaissance VeniceThe Scotto Press (1539-1572)$
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Jane A. Bernstein

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102314

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102314.001.0001

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The House of Scotto: A Printing Dynasty

The House of Scotto: A Printing Dynasty

(p.29) Two. The House of Scotto: A Printing Dynasty
Music Printing in Renaissance Venice

Jane A. Bernstein

Oxford University Press

By the closing decades of the fifteenth century, a wave of “foreigners” had arrived in Venice to try their hand at the burgeoning printing industry. One such émigré was Ottaviano Scotto. He arrived prior to 1479 and very quickly gained prominence as a printer and publisher. Making a name for itself as a publisher of Latin texts, the Scotto firm also acted as a primary player in the development of music printing in Italy. The dynasty mirrored the growth of the Venetian book trade from its inception in the latter decades of the fifteenth century through its years of expansion and commercial success in the sixteenth century.

Keywords:   Venice, printing industry, Scotto, music printing, Venetian book trade

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