Nicola Vicentino

Nicola Vicentino

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Nicola Vicentino (1511 - 1575 or 1576) 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. Little is known of his early life. Born in Vicenza, he may have studied with Adrian Willaert in Venice, which was close by, and he acquired an early interest in the contemporary humanistic revival, including the study of ancient Greek music theory and performance practice (about which little was known, but was then being uncovered, through the work of scholars such as Girolamo Mei and Giangiorgio Trissino).show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Soph Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136245760
  • 9786136245768