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Title
Chansons
Composer
Pierre Certon ca.1510-1572
Conductor
Joel Cohen
Performer
The Boston Camerata
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi, 1990
1 cd
Recording date
1979
Playing time
00:49:06
EAN
3149025045560
CDR
EAX0275
Placing suggestion
40 - Middeleeuwen en renaissance (NBLC) K8 - Oude muziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 5 times in Flemish libraries

About Pierre Certon

Pierre Certon (ca. 1510–1520 – February 23, 1572) was a French composer of the Renaissance. He was a representative of the generation after Josquin and Mouton, and was influential in the late development of the French chanson.

Life

Most likely he was born in Melun, but he lived most of his life in Paris. The earliest records of his life date from 1527, when he was in the service of the king. In 1530 he was charged with playing ball at Notre Dame Cathedral as well as refusing to go to a service, both dangerous irreverences that almost cost him prison time—but he was young enough to be forgiven. From this event a birthdate between 1510 and 1520 can be inferred. In 1536 he became a master of choristers at the Sainte-Chapelle (choir), and he remained at this post, with a few additional benefices, for the rest of his life.

Another post he held late in his life—concurrently with his activity in Paris—was as canon at the cathedral in…Read more on Wikipedia

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