Personalities | Ludwig Senfl | Renaissance | Classical
(Lood’-vikh Zen’-fal) c. 1486–1542/3
Senfl joined the choir of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I as a choirboy in 1498 and became Isaac’s star pupil. On Isaac’s death in 1517, Senfl succeeded him in the position of Hofkomponist. From 1523 until his death he was in Munich, at the court chapel of Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. Although he spent his career working for Catholic patrons and composed in the traditional Catholic genres of Mass and motet, Senfl corresponded with Martin Luther and also made a contribution to the repertory of Protestant music, which was then still in its infancy.
Deutsche Lieder/Carmina, Weser-Renaissance, Manfred Cordes (CPO)
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