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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian composer of late Renaissance music. The central representative of the Roman School, with Orlande de Lassus and Tomás Luis de Victoria, Palestrina is considered the leading composer of late 16th-century Europe.

Primarily known for his masses and motets, which number over 105 and 250 respectively, Palestrina had a long-lasting influence on the development of church and secular music in Europe, especially on the development of counterpoint. According to Grove Music Online, Palestrina's "success in reconciling the functional and aesthetic aims of Catholic church music in the post-Tridentine period earned him an enduring reputation as the ideal Catholic composer, as well as giving his style (or, more precisely, later generations' selective view of it) an iconic stature as a model of perfect achievement."

Birth and Death Data: Born 1525 (Palestrina), Died February 2, 1594 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1904 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 51-51 of 51 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) WLX933 12-in. 3/24/1929 Sanctus de la messe du Pape Marcel Chorale Caecilia ; Lodewijk de Vocht Vocal chorus composer  
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Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102104.

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102104.

"Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102104

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