Luca Marenzio, classical music composer

Luca Marenzio

Biography

Luca Marenzio (also Marentio; October 18, 1553 or 1554 – August 22, 1599) was an Italian composer and singer of the late Renaissance. He was one of the most renowned composers of madrigals, and wrote some of the most famous examples of the form in its late stage of development, prior to its early Baroque transformation by Monteverdi. In all, Marenzio wrote around 500 madrigals, ranging from the lightest to the most serious styles, packed with word-painting, chromaticism, and other characteristics of the late madrigal style. Marenzio was influential as far away as England, where his earlier, lighter work appeared in 1588 in the Musica Transalpina, the collection that initiated the madrigal craze in that country. Marenzio worked in the service of several aristocratic Italian families, including the Gonzaga, Este, and Medici, and spent most of his career in Rome.

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Composer Title Date Action
Luca Marenzio Bascami mille volte 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Né fero sdegno mai, Donna 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Talchè Dovunque Vò, Tutte Repente 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Là dove sono i pargoletti Amori 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Così nel mio parlar vogl'esser aspro 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Et ella ancide, e non val c'huom si chiuda 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Liquide perle Amor 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist
Luca Marenzio Solo et pensoso i più diserti campi 10/16/2016 Play Add to playlist