Palestrina

Hans Pfitzner

Palestrina

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The Counter-Reformation composer Giovanni Perluigi Palestrina and his most famous mass setting, the Missa Papae Marcelli (1567), became credited in legend with having saved polyphonic music in Europe from a ban proposed by Cardinal Borromeo and the Council of Trent. The actual circumstance was that the church sought to... read more

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