Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 02 June 2020

Gaffurius [Gafurius], Franchinus [Lanfranchinus] [Gafori, Franchino]locked

  • Bonnie J. Blackburn

Extract

[Lanfranchinus][Gafori, Franchino]

(b Lodi, 14 Jan 1451; d Milan, 24 June 1522). Italian theorist, composer, and choirmaster. At home in both speculative and practical music, he was the first theorist to have a substantial number of his writings published, and his influence can be traced for more than a century, both in Italy and abroad.

Much of our knowledge stems from the contemporary biography by Pantaleone Malegolo, printed in the De harmonia: Gaffurius was born in Lodi to the soldier Bettino from Almenno in the territory of Bergamo and to Caterina Fissiraga of Lodi. He began theological studies early, at the Benedictine monastery of S. Pietro in Lodi Vecchio (where he was still present in September 1473) and was ordained priest in late 1473 or 1474. His first instructor in music was Johannes Bonadies (or Godendach); Malegolo implies that this was in Lodi, where he briefly returned to sing in the cathedral on Ascension Day, ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Cambridge (MA), Harvard University, Harvard College Library
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Musica disciplina
Milan, Capitolo Metropolitano, Biblioteca e Archivio
Rivista musicale italiana
B.J. Blackburn, E.E. Lowinsky and C.A. Miller: A Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians (Oxford, 1991)
Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana
Rivista internazionale di musica sacra
Milan, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Biblioteca
Tremezzo, Count Gian Ludovico Sola-Cabiati, private collection
Renaissance News
Bergamo, Biblioteca Civica Angelo Mai
Musical Quarterly
Parma, Biblioteca Palatina, sezione Musicale
Acta musicologica
Collectanea historiae musicae (1953-66)
London, British Library