Alessandro Striggio

Alessandro Striggio

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alessandro Striggio was an Italian composer, instrumentalist and diplomat of the Renaissance. He composed numerous madrigals as well as dramatic music, and by combining the two, became the inventor of madrigal comedy. His son, also named Alessandro Striggio, wrote the libretto for Monteverdi's Orfeo. Striggio senior was born in Mantua, evidently to an aristocratic family. Records of his early life are sparse, but he must have gone to Florence as a young man, since he had become well-connected to the Medici by about 1560; in 1567 they sent him on a diplomatic mission to England. Throughout the 1560s Striggio composed numerous intermedi for the Medici, for weddings, visits, and other state occasions. In the 1570s he continued to work for the Medici, but there is some evidence he began to travel away from Florence. He had some connection to the Bavarian court in Munich, and may have gone there on more than one occasionshow more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136663279
  • 9786136663272