Sometimes called il Cieco (the Blind), Italian composer Francesco Landini (c.1325-1397) apparently lost his sight to a childhood case of small pox. If he composed any sacred music, none is well-attested; however, his secular output was vast. Landini (or Landino) was trained as an organist and his favorite instrument seems to have been the portative organ (organetto).
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Biography, related material, partial discography, and analysis of his musicianship and compositions from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program.
Francesco Landini: A Discography
Listing of over one hundred recordings featuring his compositions with biography and musicological details.
Francesco Landini: Il Cieco
Biographical timeline, portrait, key works, and recommended recordings, from Humanities Web.
Landini, Francesco (c. 1325 - 1397), Italy
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books, and sheet music, bibliography, background material, and link to biographical essay.
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