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Title
Missa opus 1
Composer
Giovanni Legrenzi 1626-1690
Performer
Caroline Pelon  (alt) Vincent Darras  (countertenor) Hervé Lamy  (tenor) Jean-François Gay  (bas) Cori Spezzati
Conductor
Olivier OpdeBeeck
Publisher
Pierre Verany, 2002
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
2001
EAN
3325487000334
CDR
DBX6553
Placing suggestion
31 - Missen, oratoria, cantates, passionen, ... (NBLC) K6 - Koorwerken (Flemish music schema)

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More than 2 times in Flemish libraries

About Giovanni Legrenzi

Giovanni Legrenzi (baptized August 12, 1626 – May 27, 1690) was an Italian composer of opera, vocal and instrumental music, and organist, of the Baroque era. He was one of the most prominent composers in Venice in the late 17th century, and extremely influential in the development of late Baroque idioms across northern Italy.

Life

Legrenzi was born at Clusone, near Bergamo, then part of the Republic of Venice. His father, Giovanni Maria Legrenzi, was a professional violinist and, to some extent, a composer. We know Legrenzi had two brothers and two sisters, though one of the brothers, Marco, apparently a talented musician who performed with his father and brother in the 1660s, is not mentioned in Legrenzi's will: it is presumed that he died young. His remaining brother and sisters are both mentioned in his will. Legrenzi was probably taught largely at home, and his performance skills developed at the local church, and it can also be…Read more on Wikipedia

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