Juan Cornago

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Juan Cornago (Johannes Cornago) (c. 1400 – after 1475) was a Spanish composer in the transition from Ars nova to the Renaissance.

Life[edit]

Almost nothing is known of Cornago's origins. He may be the Juan Carnago of Calahorra, La Rioja, Spain, who solicited Pope Martin V for prebends in various parishes between 1420 and 1429. It is certain that he is the Cornago, a Franciscan, who graduated from the University of Paris in 1449. Then from 1453 he was in Naples serving in the royal chapel of Alfonso V of Aragon. After the death of Alfonso he continued to serve in the chapel under his son Fernando I of Naples. Cornago was the leading songwriter at the Aragonese court in Naples.[1] Later in 1475 he transferred to the chapel of Fernando the Catholic who had returned to Spain.

Works[edit]

15 compositions survive.

  • 4 in Latin
  • 8 in Spanish
  • 3 in Italian

Recordings[edit]

For fuller information see the extensive discography on Spanish Wikipedia.

  • Misa de la mapa mundi, His Majestie's Clerkes dir Paul Hillier, Harmonia Mundi
  • Columbus Paraisos Perdidos Jordi Savall. 2SACD AliaVox
  • Isabel I – Reina de Castilla 1451–1504. Jordi Savall. AliaVox
  • Alfons V. el Magnanim – El Cancionero de Montecassino. Jordi Savall. 2CD AliaVox
  • O Tempo Bono. Music at the Aragonese Court of Naples. Florilegio Ensemble. Marcello Serafini. Symphonia 00180.
  • Ars Moriendi. Huelgas Ensemble, dir. Paul Van Nevel. Alpha LP.
  • Moro perchè non-day fede. on Fantasiant, música i poesia per a Ausiàs March Capella de Ministrers, dir. Carles Magraner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barbara F. Weissberger Queen Isabel I of Castile: power, patronage, persona 2008 p51