Cipriano de Rore

Born: 1515

Died: September 1565

Birthplace: Ronse, Flanders

Cipriano de Rore (occasionally Cypriano) was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance, active in Italy. Not only was he a central representative of the generation of Franco-Flemish composers after Josquin des Prez who went to live and work in Italy, but he was one of the most prominent composers of madrigals in the middle of the 16th century. His experimental, chromatic, and highly expressive style had a decisive influence on the subsequent development of that secular music form

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