Paolo (Tenorista) da Firenze

(ca 1390 -- ca 1425)

Italian composer. Abbot of the Camaldolese monastery at Pozzoveri, near Lucca, in 1404; also spent some time in Rome in the entourage of a Florentine cardinal, and in 1406 composed the madrigal Godi Firenze to celebrate Florence's conquest of Pisa. His use of the madrigal form -- a third of his thirty surviving secular pieces are madrigals -- is unusual at this time when other forms had largely superseded it.

A Partial Paolo (Tenorista) da Firenze Discography |  IIIA: The Florentine Group