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Cipriano de Rore (Composer)

Born: 1515, Ronse, Belgium

Died: September 1565, Parma, Italy

Nationality: Belgian

Cipriano de Rore (occasionally Cypriano) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy. Not only was he a central representative of the generation of Franco-Flemish composers after Josquin des Prez who went to live and work in Italy, but he was one of the most prominent composers of madrigals in the middle of the 16th century.

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Recording of the Week, Presto Personal Favourites from 2013

Schubert from the Pavel Haas Quartet, Pierre-Louis Dietsch’s opera on The Flying Dutchman, two Turnage premieres, and masses by Cipriano de Rore.

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