1520s in music


1520s in music

The decade of the 1520s in music (years 1520-1529) involved some significant compositions.

Events

*"none listed"

Publications

* 1529: Martin Agricola - "Musica instrumentalis deudsch", a description of the musical instruments common in Germany at the time.

Classical music

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Births

1520

* Andrea Amati, Italian violin maker, who stands as the first of the Cremona school (d. c.1578)
* Christoph Fischer or Vischer (c.1518/1520), hymnist (d. 1598)
* Vincenzo Galilei (c.1520), lutenist who also composed other music (d. 1591)

1521

* Philippe de Monte, Flemish composer of Italian madrigals (died 1603)

1525

* March 4 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Roman composer, primarily of sacred music (died 1594)

1529

* "probable" - Jacobus Vaet, Franco-Flemish composer (died 1567)

Deaths

* 1521: August 27 - Josquin des Prez, Franco-Flemish composer (born c.1450-1455)
* 1522: October 30 - Jean Mouton, Franch composer (born c.1459)
* 1525: "probable" - Arnolt Schlick, German organist and composer (born c.1460)


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