Renaissance

Jacob Obrecht

Jacob Obrecht (* 1457 or 1458 in Ghent/Belgium; † shortly before 1 August 1505 in Ferrara/Italy) was a Franco-Flemish composer, singer and cleric of the Renaissance. He was the only child of the Ghent city trumpeter Willem (Guillermus) Hobrecht (1430/35 – 22 November 1488). The approximate date of birth...

Robert Ballard

Robert Ballard (* about 1575 in Paris (?); † after 1650) was a French lutenist and composer. He was the son of the publisher Robert Ballard Senior (c.1527–1588), the head of the well-known music publishers “Le Roy & Ballard”, founded in 1551 with cousin Adrian Le Roy (a notable...

Josquin Desprez

Josquin Desprez also Josquin des Préz, Jossequin Lebloitte or Latinized Josquinus Pratensis, (* between 1450 and 1455 in the surroundings of Saint-Quentin; † August 27, 1521 in Condé-sur-l’Escaut, France) was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance, who mastered all the compositional techniques of the early Renaissance, was...
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