Vicenza, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
1576 (aged 65)
Nicola Vicentino was an Italian composer and music theorist of the Renaissance. He was one of the most visionary composers 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. Without a doubt his music was truly experimental for its time. Unfortunately in the past he was neglected but now due to the internet accessibility he is gaining more attention from music connoisseurs around the world.
Artist descriptions on Last.fm are editable by everyone. Feel free to contribute!
All user-contributed text on this page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply.