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Palestrina

(pälāstrē`nä), town (1991 pop. 15,802), in Latium, central Italy. It is an agricultural market. It is located on the site of Praeneste, a town founded by c.800 B.C. and later destroyed (and rebuilt) by the Romans in the 1st cent. B.C. Of note are the ruins of a temple of Fortuna (8th cent. B.C.), celebrated for its oracles, and a 12th-century cathedral. The composer PalestrinaPalestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da
, c.1525–1594, Italian composer whose family name was Pierluigi; b. Palestrina, from which he took his name. Palestrina represents with Lasso the culmination of Renaissance music.
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 was born there (c.1525).

Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da . ?1525--94, Italian composer and master of counterpoint. His works, nearly all for unaccompanied choir and religious in nature, include the Missa Papae Marcelli (1555)
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I was very depressed about the banality of liturgical music and was ready to officially lay down my weapons (Bach, Mozart, Palestrina et al.
What more could a composer of sacred music want than to be performed alongside Palestrina and Taverner in a building like Durham Cathedral?
The brothers acted as co-residents and patrons of the Barberini palace, where Cortona painted his famous fresco, and; both were also involved in work at the new seat in Palestrina.
Although the libretto is more Philosophical debate than anything, the opera, described as ''an allegory of the crisis of the 20th century artist, ''stands comfortably besides Pfitzner's Palestrina and Hindemith's Mathis der Maler.
Traditional churches: sing out the Stanford, the palestrina, the Stainer, the Wesley
SIMON Russell Beale uncovers links between the papal intrigues of Renaissance Rome and the music of Palestrina, "The Prince of Music".
What Vaget has to say on Mann's preoccupation with Palestrina is, in my view for the time being, the definitive word on the subject.
Entre los musicos que apreciaba profundamente estan Handel (sobre todo el Mesids), Mozart (el Requiem), Palestrina, Monteverde, Haydn, Chopin, Brahms, Faure, Berg .
Although there have previously been several book-length studies wholly or partially dedicated to Pfitzner's Palestrina, Krenek's Jonny spielt auf, or Hindemith's Mathis der Maler, the work fills a lacuna in the literature by discussing the works as representative of a genre.
The chorale will play music from the winter holidays featuring pieces by of Mendelssohn, Palestrina, Holst and Randall Thompson.
It surfaces that, during the Age of Palestrina, various attempts to upgrade the chapel failed: up to 40% of the members were judged to sing poorly, and some of those retained their positions for many years.
The amazing vocal interplay of the Hilliard Ensemble brings to life this 17th century polyphony of Victoria and Palestrina.