Francesco Viola

Died: 1568

Birthplace: Italy

Francesco dalla Viola was a 16th-century choirmaster and composer. Francesco was a singer under the direction of Adrian Willaert between the years 1522 and 1526. Francesco was the choirmaster at Modena from about 1530. Around 1558 he became choirmaster and musician to Prince Alfonso d'Este at Ferrera, replacing Cipriano de Rore. While at Ferrera, he travelled with Gioseffo Zarlino and Claudio Merulo to visit Adrian Willaert who was housebound. He died in 1568.

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