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Composers You Should Know: Medieval

Notable Medieval Composers (500 - 1430)

If you wish to be generally familiar with classical music, here is a short list of composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Bingen, Hildegard von

Books

1098

1179

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos


Scores

de Vitry, Phillipe

1291

1361

French

Naxos

 

Dunstable, John (Dunstaple)

Books

~1390

1453

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
CDs/DVDS
Scores

Landini, Francesco

~1325

1397

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos


Scores

Machaut, Guillaume de

Books

~1300

1377

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS
Scores

Medieval Composers (500 - 1430)

If you are a student of Music History or Composition, here are additional composers you should know from this period.

Name

Birth

Death

Nationality

Music Online (Alexander Street Press) & Naxos

Media

Abelard, Peter

Books

1079

1142

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Adam de la Halle

Books

~1237

1288

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
CDs/DVDS

Scores

Binchois, Gilles

~1400

1460

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Jacopo da Bologna

fl1340

1386?

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Léonin

1135

1201

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Pérotin

1160

1225

French

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

CDs/DVDS

Scores

Piero, Maestro

~1300

1350+

Italian

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Power, Leonel

~1370/85

1445

English

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
Scores

Tuotilo

~850

~915

Irish

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 

Vogelweide, Walther von der

Books

~1170

~1230

German

Music Online (ASP)

Naxos

 
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