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Alessandro Striggio (Composer)

Born: c. 1537, Mantua, Italy

Died: 29th February 1592, Mantua

Nationality: Italian

Alessandro Striggio was an Italian composer, instrumentalist and diplomat of the Renaissance. He composed numerous madrigals as well as dramatic music, and by combining the two, became the inventor of madrigal comedy. His son, also named Alessandro Striggio, wrote the libretto for Monteverdi's Orfeo.

Further Reading: Striggio

 Recording of the Week, Striggio: Mass in 40 Parts

Robert Hollingworth and I Fagiolini give the world premiere recording of the Italian Renaissance composer’s mighty Missa Ecco si Beato Giorno, rediscovered and identified in Paris five years ago, and composed shortly before Tallis’s Spem in alium.

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