Bernardino de Figueroa

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Bernardino de Figueroa (c.1510-November 1586) was a Spanish composer, afterwards Archbishop of Brindisi in Italy.

Figueroa entered the chapel choir in 1518 and was the first maestro de capilla at the Royal Chapel of Granada till 1551,[1] being succeeded by Rodrigo de Ceballos in 1561. He wrote letters recommending the musical theorist Fray Juan Bermudo and in the latter's Perfecting the perfect instrument 1555, a treatise on playing the vihuela, Figueroa was listed before Cristóbal de Morales as having checked and approved the text.[2]

From 26 November 1571 till his death he was Archbishop of Brindisi.

None of Figueroa's compositions is known to survive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antonio Martín Moreno Historia de la música andaluza 1985 p154 "En el siglo XVI nos encontramos allí con nombres tan importantes como el de Bernardino de Figueroa, quien ingresó en 1518 y fue nombrado en 1551 arzobispo"
  2. ^ Esses Dance and Instrumental Diferencias in Spain During the 17th and Early 18th Century p315