Thursday, March 3, 2016
'Vergine bella' - Giovanni Pierluigi
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Vergine bella - Bronzino
Palestrina, Vergine bella, from Madrigali spirituali a cinque voci on texts by Francesco Petrarca. Bronzino, paintings. ensemble officium, Wilfried Rombach, conductor.
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian Renaissance composer of sacred music and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of musical composition. He had a lasting influence on the development of church music, and his work has often been seen as the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.