It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Francesco Canova da Milano

August 18, 1497 - April 15, 1543
born in Monza, Italy, composed during the Renaissance period
Francesco Canova da Milano was arguably the most important Italian composer of instrumental music from the Renaissance era. His works were widely published in his time, and his many admirers dubbed him "Il Divino." Exactly 124 of his compositions survive, most being ricercars, fantasies, and intabulations of various vocal pieces, the vast majority scored for lute or vihuela. Not surprisingly, Francesco Canova was generally considered the finest lutenist of his day as well.

Francesco was born in Italy, probably in Monza, a Milanese suburb, on August 19, 1497. He came from a family of talented musicians that included his father, Benedetto, and brother Bernardino. There is evidence that Francesco studied on the lute in Milan with Giovanni Angelo Testagrossa, probably in the period 1505-1510.

By 1514 Francesco was in the service of the Papal Court in Rome, and from 1516 until 1521 he was a lutenist in private service to Pope Leo X. He was joined in the latter endeavor for the first two years by his father. Francesco apparently remained in Rome in some sort of Papal musical post until at least 1526, when documents reveal he performed there before Pope Clement VII.

In 1528 Francesco was made a canon at the basilica of San Nazaro Maggiore in Milan. The following year his music began appearing in publications throughout Italy and Europe; moreover, by this time he was already regarded as the greatest living lutenist. From 1531-1535, he was in the service of Cardinal Ippolito de Medici, in Florence.

He returned to Rome in 1535, probably for various pre-arranged duties, one of which was to give lessons on the lute to Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma. The following year the composer surrendered his canonry in Milan to his brother Bernardino. By 1538 Francesco was in the service of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese in Rome.

Two years later, the now-wealthy composer married Clara Tizzoni, who brought considerable wealth of her own to the marriage. The couple briefly settled in Milan, but in 1539 records reveal that Francesco, along with his father, were back in Rome, serving in some capacity at the Papal Court. The final three or four years of Francesco's life are unclear, but it seems he died on January 2, 1543. He would remain a widely popular figure throughout Europe for the remainder of the sixteenth century and most of the seventeenth. ~ Robert Cummings, Rovi
full bio

Selected Discography

x

Track List: Francesco Canova Da Milano: Lute Music

Title: Ricercar No 69
Title: Ricercar No 2
Title: Fantasia No 82
Title: Ricercar No 70
Title: Fantasia No 5
Title: Ricercar No 1
Title: Fantasia No 63
Title: Ricercar No 73
Title: Fantasia No. 30, For Lute
Title: Fantasia No 64
Title: Fantasia No. 67, For Lute
Title: Fantasia No 6
Title: Ricercar (Fantasia) No 3
Title: Fantasia For Lute No 55
Title: Fantasia No 56
Title: Fantasia No 65
Title: Fantasia No 81
Title: Fantasia No 66
Title: Ricercar No 2
Title: Fantasia No 4
Title: Fantasia No 83
Title: Ricercar No 76
Title: Ricercare For Lute No 13
Title: Canon For Lute
Title: La Spagna
Title: Ricercar No 10
Title: Ricercar No 79

Comments

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[126, 96, 105, 78, 99, 75, 67, 70, 109, 105, 83, 110, 83, 86, 74, 118, 67, 66, 114, 79, 108, 114, 69, 108, 88, 88, 117, 113, 87, 71, 120, 110, 99, 124, 120, 86, 99, 117, 101, 103, 100, 67, 102, 74, 77, 104, 108, 124, 83, 113, 121, 118, 85, 96, 126, 97, 77, 105, 79, 121, 105, 99, 79, 115, 75, 122, 65, 103, 89, 101, 81, 83, 95, 65, 96, 91, 94, 118, 64, 104, 89, 70, 105, 110, 112, 78, 115, 116, 118, 97, 109, 117, 84, 73, 70, 79, 109, 104, 69, 126, 112, 101, 84, 112, 93, 119, 90, 79, 69, 74, 85, 77, 119, 82, 122, 68, 72, 111, 65, 114, 127, 125, 66, 72, 106, 113, 100, 96, 107, 121, 84, 125, 107, 102, 120, 90, 110, 98, 84, 110, 120, 101, 83, 114, 97, 91, 125, 126, 72, 126, 89, 80, 92, 109, 108, 80, 124, 81, 92, 87, 80, 125, 124, 106, 117, 126, 93, 111, 103, 109, 66, 89, 102, 64, 83, 119, 110, 110, 79, 88, 106, 86, 68, 75, 122, 101, 91, 101, 124, 104, 93, 114, 95, 92, 101, 127, 73, 102, 72, 70, 65, 86, 115, 88, 94, 99, 74, 109, 82, 79, 85, 95, 90, 107, 93, 126, 68, 81, 105, 126, 126, 101, 69, 116, 93, 70, 85, 78, 119, 118, 118, 114, 98, 123, 66, 87, 83, 116, 115, 121, 89, 105, 94, 123, 106, 68, 106, 82, 78, 82, 124, 77, 121, 103, 89, 68, 105, 105, 94, 124, 127, 104, 95, 103, 98, 72, 86, 113, 65, 89, 123, 117, 76, 92, 78, 82, 76, 86, 109, 111, 89, 90, 96, 66, 108, 85, 96, 79, 79, 87, 104, 87, 66, 77, 127, 119, 99, 84, 115, 103, 126, 95, 107, 87, 86, 122, 113, 99, 96, 92, 79, 124, 117, 82, 104, 65, 67, 71, 124, 72, 112, 117, 117, 121, 88, 86, 80, 106, 117, 76, 93, 102, 85, 109, 103, 86, 85, 116, 80, 115, 121, 84, 79, 103, 64, 91, 64, 64, 90, 90, 111, 105, 91, 87, 116, 78, 111, 71, 72, 109, 76, 94, 65, 66, 98, 115, 88, 84, 102, 115, 116, 119, 124, 122, 64, 120, 69, 94, 84, 93, 76, 65, 96, 96, 125, 109, 87, 95, 86, 68, 78, 101, 121, 109, 123, 116, 111, 117, 108, 74, 101, 84, 107, 75, 125, 96, 76, 111, 111, 121, 95, 88, 83, 73, 123, 114, 78, 85, 114, 74, 74, 66, 108, 75, 125, 66, 90, 75, 77, 71, 82, 118, 96, 97, 121, 106, 109, 75, 77, 105, 107, 118, 77, 68, 119, 99, 100, 75, 66, 125, 98, 118, 119, 81, 118, 119, 90, 79, 73, 115, 119, 107, 123, 72, 68, 102, 76, 112, 76, 113, 100, 84, 80, 93, 76, 92, 91, 80, 64, 69, 66, 115, 124, 117, 121, 84, 123, 114, 70, 96, 111, 92, 113, 94, 87, 91, 121, 122, 88, 94, 103, 113, 104, 107, 126, 84, 106, 85, 67, 93, 68, 92]