Personalities | Adrian Willaert | Renaissance | Classical

(A’-dre-an Vil-lârt) c. 1490–1562
Flemish composer

Willaert was one of an important group of composers who settled in Italy and there adapted the Franco-Flemish style. He spent most of his career as maestro di cappella at St Mark’s, Venice. He gathered around him an influential group of musicians, inc­luding Rore and the great theorist Zarlino. His greatest publication was Musica nova, a collection of madrigals and motets probably composed some time before the book came out in 1559.

Recommended Recording:
Madrigals, Chansons, Romanesque (dir) Philippe Malfeyt (Ricercar)

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