Ottaviano Petrucci

Deceased Person

1466 – 1539

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Who was Ottaviano Petrucci?

Ottaviano Petrucci, was an Italian printer. His Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, a collection of chansons printed in 1501, is commonly misidentified as the first book of sheet music printed from movable type. Actually that distinction belongs to the Roman printer Ulrich Han's Missale Romanum of 1476. Nevertheless, Petrucci's later work was extraordinary for the complexity of his white mensural notation and the smallness of his font, and he did in fact print the first book of polyphony using movable type. He also published numerous works by the most highly regarded composers of the Renaissance, including Josquin des Prez and Antoine Brumel.

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Born
Jun 18, 1466
Fossombrone
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Died
May 7, 1539
Venice

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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