Luzzasco Luzzaschi was one of two organists at the court of Ferrara during the reign of Duke Alfonso II d'Este.  Luzzaschi was the central male figure of the musica segreta; his Madrigali a uno, doi e tre soprani, published in 1601, is the only surviving musical document that attempts to record the performance practice of the singing ladies.




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Lodovico Agostini Girolamo Belli Marc'Antonio Ingegneri Francesco Manara Giovanni Agostino Veggio Paolo Virchi Giaches de Wert Cipriano de Rore

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Written by Laurie Stras.

Last updated 08 October, 2002.

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