Bartolomeo Tromboncino
(c1470 – after 1535)
Italian composer. Spent long periods in the service of the Mantuan court from 1487 to 1512, though in 1499 he was in Vicenza; that year he murdered his wife and her lover, though even this was forgiven on account of his talent.

Well sure, forgive two murders on account of talent. Uh-huh.

Or maybe not.

I read it here. And yes, he is new to my ears.

2 Comments

  1. Vladimir Gurevich

    Well, he was not the only one. Carlo Gesualdo did exact same thing about a 150 years later.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Gesualdo

  2. Yikes! Crazy composers!