1490s in music


1490s in music

Events

The Renaissance was in full swing by now, and many new musical styles were being created, including the motet and madrigal. Music left an emphasis on chanting and simple melodies to polyphony and homophony. The Renaissance is considered by some to be the birth of modern music.

Publications

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Births

* 1496 – Johann Walter, German composer (d. 1570)
* 1499 – Bernardino de Ribera (Sahagún), Spanish composer (d. 1571) [see: "in Spanish", Bernardino de Sahagún.]


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