Luca Marenzio

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Born: 1553-1599
Nationality: Italian
Education/Training:
Studied with Giovanni Contino, who was maestro di cappella in Brescia, where Marenzio was probably a choirboy
Best Known For:
His use of word-painting and his experiments with chromaticism; influence on other composers including Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Hans Hassler; was also known at the time as an expert lutenist
Notable Compositions:
most famous for over 500 madrigals, including O voi che sospirate a miglior note; Belle ne fe natura; Chi dal delfino aita
Assignments:
Served as the Maestro di Cappella for the court of Cardinal d'Este and for the court of Sigismund III Vasa in Warsaw; also worked for the Gonzaga and Medici families and spent much of his career in Rome
REPERTOIRE : GiŠ torna a rallegrar l'aria e la terra
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Magnificent Madrigals 04/21/2002
REPERTOIRE : Contava la Piu Pastorella
CONCERTDATES
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
REPERTOIRE : Magnificat
CONCERTDATES
Christmas with Eric Whitacre 12/04/2016
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