renaissance

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J.Dunstable

1390 - 24 December 1453

Was an English composer of polyphony music of the Late Middle Ages - early Renaissance.

G.Dufay

5 of august of 1397 - 27 of november of 1474

Was a composer and musician Franco-Flemish of the first Renaissance. As a central figure in the Burgundian school, he is the most famous and influential composer of the European music scene of the middle of the fifteenth century.

J.Ockeghem

1410 - 6 of february of 1497

Was the main composer of the second generation of the Franco-Flemish school and one of the most influential and respected musicians of his time (he served three kings of France).

Invention of the printing press by J. Gutemberg

1440

J.Despèz

1450 - 27 of august of 1521

Was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, considered the most famous European composer between Guillaume Dufay and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and the central figure of the Flemish musical school. He is also known as Josquin Desprez.

J. del Encina

12 of July of 1468 - 1529

Was a poet, musician and theatrical author of the Spanish Prerrenacimiento in the time of the Catholic Monarchs. It belonged, along with Juan de Anchieta, among others, to the first period of the so-called Castilian polyphonic school, one of the most important in Spain, and which best represents the polyphonic evolution in this country. It reached great lyrical height in its glosses and carols.

C.Janequin

1485 - 1558

Was a French musician of the Renaissance. He is considered one of the most famous composers of the popular chanson of his time, along with Claudin de Sermisy, and was very important in the development of the chanson parisina, especially of programmatic type. Its fame, due to the great divulgation that had its work, was possible thanks to the development of the musical impression.

C. de Sermisy

1490 - 1562

Was a French composer of the Renaissance.1 Along with Clément Janequin was one of the most famous composers of chansons popular in French in the early sixteenth century, he was also a noted composer of sacred music. His music influenced and was influenced by contemporary Italian styles.

Christopher Culumbus discovered America

1492

L. de Narváez

1500 - 1555

It is known that he was born in Granada at the end of the fifteenth century, or around 1500. His first appearance was in the house of the major commander of Leon Francisco de los Cobos, who dedicates his main work, Delphin de música para vihuela, and whose Service is until the death of the commander in 1547. Luis de Narváez later enters like composer to the service of Carlos I and the prince Felipe, that will be later king Felipe II in 1558.

C. de Morales

1500 - 1553

Spanish Catholic priest and chapel master being the main representative of the Andalusian polyphonic school and one of the three greats, together with Tomás Luis de Victoria and Francisco Guerrero, of the Spanish polyphonic composition of the Renaissance.

A. de Cabezón

1510 - 1566

Was an organist, harpist and Spanish composer of the Renaissance.

publication of Merthin Luther's these

1517

G.P. PalestrIna

30 of September of 1525 - 2 of February of 1594

Italian Renaissance composer of Catholic religious music, renowned for his polyphonic compositions.

F.Guerrero

1528 - 1599

Is one of the great names of the Spanish religious music of the Renaissance and one of the greatest Spanish composers of all time.

Henry VIII becomes Supreme Head of the church in England

1531

Trento's Council

1545

T.L. de Victoria

1548 - 27 of August of 1611

He has been considered one of the most relevant and advanced composers of his time, with an innovative style announced by the imminent Baroque. Its influence goes until the 20th century, when it was taken as a model by the composers of Cecilianism.

Monteverdi

15 of May of 1567 - 29 of November of 1643

Was a composer, gambista and Italian singer. It marked the transition between the polyphonic and madrigalist tradition of the sixteenth century and the birth of opera and lyrical drama in the seventeenth century. He is the most important figure in the transition between the music of the Renaissance and the Baroque.