Antonio Vivaldi

The 100 most Influential Musicians Of All Time – Antonio Vivaldi (b. March 4, 1678, Venice, Republic of Venice [Italy]—d. July 28, 1741, Vienna, Austria) Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian composer and violinist who left a decisive mark on the form of the concerto and on the style of late Baroque instrumen- tal music. … Read more

Josquin Des Prez

The 100 most Influential Musicians Of All Time – Josquin Des Prez (b. c. 1450, Condé-sur-l’Escaut?, Burgundian Hainaut [France]—d.Aug. 27, 1521, Condé-sur-l’Escaut) Josquin des Prez was one of the greatest composers of Renaissance Europe. Josquin’s early life has been the subject of much scholarly debate, and the first solid evidence of his work comes from … Read more

Guido D’arezzo

The 100 most Influential Musicians Of All Time – Guido D’arezzo (b. c . 990, Arezzo? [Italy]—d. 1050, Avellana?) Guido d’Arezzo was a medieval music theorist whose principles served as a foundation for modern Western musical notation. Educated at the Benedictine abbey at Pomposa, Guido evidently made use of the music treatise of Odo of … Read more