Luca Marenzio

(c. 1553—1599)

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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It.; Fr. intermède).

In the middle. This word has undergone several changes in application, viz., (1) Originally, in 16th‐cent. It., a mus. entertainment interpolated between...

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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It. madrigale; orig. matricale—pastoral in the mother‐tongue).

Vocal comp., of It. origin, for several vv., usually unacc. but sometimes with instr. acc. Texts usually secular...

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Valentin Hausmann

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


German composer, music editor, and poet. Based in Gerbstedt, he travelled widely. He visited Poland and Prussia in 1598–9, and collected Polish dances which...

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