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Marenzio, Luca (1553 - 1599), composer

Steven Ledbetter, James Chater and Roland Jackson

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Coccaglio, nr Brescia, 1553 or 1554; d Rome, 22 Aug 1599). Italian composer. He was one of the most prolific and wide-ranging madrigalists of the later 16th century, particularly notable for the detailed word-painting of his early works and the advanced harmonic expressiveness of his later ones.

Keywords: Life; Secular works; Sacred works; Reputation

Reference Entry.  11412 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music

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