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Giaches de Wert (Composer)

Born: 1535, Bornem, Belgium

Died: 6th May 1596, Mantua, Italy

Nationality: Belgian

Giaches de Wert was a Franco-Flemish composer of the late Renaissance, active in Italy. Intimately connected with the progressive musical center of Ferrara, he was one of the leaders in developing the style of the late Renaissance madrigal. He was one of the most influential of late sixteenth-century madrigal composers, particularly on Claudio Monteverdi, and his later music was formative on the development of music of the early Baroque era.

Further Reading: Wert

 Interview, Giaches de Wert from Stile Antico

Katherine talks to baritone Will Dawes about the group's latest recording, focusing on the music of the Italian-domiciled Flemish composer.

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