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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Composer)

Born: 3rd February 1525, Palestrina

Died: 2nd February 1594, Rome

Nationality: Italian

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina 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 long-lasting influence on the development of church and secular music in Europe, especially on the development of counterpoint, and his work is considered the culmination of Renaissance polyphony.

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