Nicola Vicentino

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Nicola Vicentino at 43


Born: 1511

Died: 1575 or 1576


An influential Italian music theorist and composer, and one of the first theorists to fully explore the possibilities of chromaticism and enharmonicism. He published extensive treatise on the subject in 1555, which included several example compositions in the chromatic and enharmonic genera. The enharmonic works in particular utilized an unprecedented microtonal tuning system.

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List of choral works

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L'antica musica ridotta alla moderna prattica (1555)

External links

An introduction to the microtonal tuning system of Nicola Vicentino