Personalities | Johannes Tinctoris | Medieval Era | Classical

(Yo-an’-nes Tink’-tôr-is) 1430–after 1511
French theorist

Tinctoris attended university at Orléans and worked for most of his adult life at the Aragonese court in Naples. There he produced the most authoritative body of theoretical writing on music of his time. He was familiar with current musical practices, and dedicated one of his treatises to his contemporaries Ockeghem and Busnoys. His surviving compositions testify to a musician of real inspiration.

Recommended Recording:
Missa L’Homme armé, Missa Sine nomine, Clerks’ Group (dir) Edward Wickham (Cyprès)

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