Heinrich Isaac (1450 - 1517)
Heinrich Isaac (also known as Henricus, Arrigo d'Ugo, and Arrigo il Tedesco) (around 1450 ? March 26, 1517) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. He is regarded as one of the most significant contemporaries of Josquin des Prez, and had an especially large influence on the subsequent development of music in Germany.
Little is known about Isaac's early life, but it is probable that he was born in Flanders. It is known that he was writing music by the mid 1470s, and the first documentary reference to him is from 1484, when he was court composer at Innsbruck. The following year, he ... (Read all)