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Nicolas Gistou sometimes Nicolas Gistow (c.1560 – 19 July 1609) was a Flemish counter-tenor musician and composer at the Danish court of Christian IV.[1] He was born in Brussels and died in Copenhagen, aged about 50.

Works, editions and recordingsEdit

  • Giardino novo belissimo, secondo libro, 1606
  • Quel Augellin che canta (prima parte) / Ma ben arde nel core (seconda parte) - from Giardino novo belissimo, secondo libro, 1606. Consort of Musicke[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ludwig Finscher, Friedrich Blume - Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart: allgemeine Enzyklopädie Volume 2 2007 "Unter diesen verdient fast nur Nicolas Gistou Erwähnung, der Ende des 16. und Anfang des 17. Jh. Violinisten Godecharle usw. Unter den zur kgl. Kapelle gehörenden Musikern gab es einige, die sich ein berechtigtes Ansehen als Komp."
  2. ^ The American record guide: Volume 49 1986 "Nicolo Gistou was a Dutch counter-tenor from Brussels (Belgium did not exist as a political entity until 1830) who was an employee of the Danish court for many years."