Nicola Vicentino

Venetian School, Composer

1511 – 1576

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Who was Nicola Vicentino?

Nicola Vicentino was an Italian music theorist and composer of the Renaissance. He was one of the most visionary musicians of the age, inventing, among other things, a microtonal keyboard, and devising a practical system of chromatic writing two hundred years before the rise of equal temperament.

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Born
1511
Vicenza
Also known as
  • Vicentino, Nicola
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Lived in
  • Vicenza
Died
1576
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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