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Alfonso Ferrabosco

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1543–88), and

(c.1575–1628),

Italian composers in England. Alfonso the Elder, after a youthful career as an instrumentalist and singer in France, moved to England where...

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Alonso Mudarra

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Music.

(c.1510–1580),

Spanish composer and vihuelist who was brought up in the de Mendoza household. He became a canon at Seville Cathedral in 1546, where he became involved in musical...

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Amati

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

It. family of vn.‐makers (also vas., vcs., and dbs.) at Cremona. Comprised Andrea (c. 1505–c. 1580) whose sons Antonio (c. 1538–c. 1595) and Girolamo (Geronimus) (1561–1630) made many...

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Arnolt Schlick

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1460–c.1521),

German composer, organist, and author of a treatise on organs. He acted as organ consultant in Hagenau, Speyer, and Neustadt an der Haardt (now Neustadt an der...

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ars antiqua

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat.).

Old art. The medieval W. European mus. style, based on plainsong and organum, employed by composers (notably Leonin and Pérotin) of the Notre Dame or Parisian sch. in the...

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ars subtilior

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat., ‘the more subtle art’).

A term used to describe French vocal music of the late 14th century. Composers after Machaut developed a sophisticated and complex musical style...

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Audrey Hepburn

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Music Theatre.

1929–1993)

Belgian-born US actress whose combination of sophisticated beauty and elfin charm ensured her success.

Born in Brussels, the daughter of a Dutch baroness and an...

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Benedetto Pallavicino

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(b Cremona, 1551; d Mantua, 26 Nov. 1601).

Italian composer. He spent most of his career in Mantua in the service of the Gonzagas, succeeding Wert as maestro di cappella ...

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cantus coronatus

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Music.

(Lat., ‘crowned song’).

A medieval term for a type of embellished trouvère song, perhaps so called because it or its composer had won a prize.

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Cary Grant

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

B. Archibald Alexander Leach, 18 January 1904, Horfield, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, d. 29 November 1986, Davenport, Iowa, USA. As a child, Leach joined a troupe of itinerant...

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