Renaissance Music in Croatia is a website dedicated to the critical edition of music by composers and sources from the Croatian area, and also by Italian musicians who worked in Croatia during the Renaissance. This site collects the critical editions of 172 pieces of music, 36 references to musical and literary manuscripts and printed sources produced from the fifteenth to the end of the sixteenth century, and 13 biographies. The critical editions can be downloaded in three formats: pdf, Sibelius and MEI files. This is a project in progress, periodically enriched with new editions of music.

During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, Croatia was a crossroads of cultures, politically controlled by the Hapsburgs, the Hungarian kingdom, the Republic of Venice and the Ottoman Empire, while the Republic of Dubrovnik remained autonomous. Croatian Renaissance culture, especially in the region from Istria to Dubrovnik, contributed to the development of European musical production in different forms, see the bibliography below:

  • humanism and musical theory, as is attested by the Speculum astronomicum by Federik Grisogono (Venice, 1507), the Enciclopediae, seu Orbis disciplinarum by Pavao Skalić (Bâle, 1559) and the Della poetica by Francesco Patrizi (Ferrara, 1586);
  • the printing o...
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CESR Dariah-FR Huma-Num UFRT MCCCNRSUniversité de Zagreb Croatian Academy of Sciences and ArtsACATUS Informatique

Founding partners

FEDER MSH Région Centre-Val de Loire Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et Européennes

Ricercar's project is founding by the european regional development found.