Claudio Merulo

Claudio Merulo

  • Born
    8th April 1533
  • Died
    4th May 1604
  • Birthplace
    Correggio , Italy
Claudio Merulo was an Italian composer, publisher and organist of the late Renaissance period, most famous for his innovative keyboard music and his ensemble music composed in the Venetian polychoral style. He was born Claudio Merlotti and he Latinised his surname (meaning little blackbird) when he became famous in Venetian cultural clubs.

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