Personalities | Claude Le Jeune | Renaissance | Classical

(Klod Le Zhön) c. 1530–1600
French composer

Le Jeune mixed in French humanist circles, participating in the Académie de Poésie et de Musique, a circle of poets and musicians dedicated to reviving the ideals of classical sung verse. He was the principal composer to experiment with musique mesurée, the attempt to set text according to the principles of ancient declamation. Like his contemporary Goudimel, he was a Huguenot and made an important contribution to the polyphonic psalm repertory.

Recommended Recording:
Le Printans, Huelgas Ensemble (dir) Paul Van Nevel (Sony)

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