This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the 1490s.
The Renaissance was in full swing by now, and many new musical forms were being created, including the motet. Music left an emphasis on chanting and simple melodies to polyphony and homophony. The Renaissance is considered by some to be the birth of modern music.
- ^ Rob C. Wegman, "Barbireau [Barbirianus], Jacobus", The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (London: Macmillan Publishers, 2001).
- ^ Ronald Woodley, "Tinctoris, Johannes [Le Taintenier, Jehan]", Grove Music Online, edited by Deane L. Root (Oxford Music Online, updated 16 September 2010; accessed 15 August 2017).
- ^ Juan Ruiz Jiménez, "'The Sounds of the Hollow Mountain': Musical Tradition and Innovation in Seville Cathedral in the Early Renaissance", Early Music History 29 (2010): 189–239. Citation on 220.