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Philippe de Monte (Composer)

Born: 1521, Mechelen, Belgium

Died: 4th July 1603, Prague, Czechia

Nationality: Belgian

Philippe de Monte sometimes known as Philippus de Monte, was a Flemish composer of the late Renaissance active all over Europe. He was a member of the 3rd generation madrigalists and wrote more madrigals than any other composer of the time. Sources cite him as being "the best composer in the entire country, particularly in the new manner and musica reservata." Others compare his collections of music with that of other influential composers, such as Lassus.

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