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Title
A secret labyrinth
Composer
Alexander Agricola 1446-1506
Conductor
Paul Van Nevel 1946-
Performer
Huelgas Ensemble
Publisher
Sony, 1999
1 cd
Recording date
1998
EAN
5099706076025
CDR
DBX5445

About Alexander Agricola

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Alexander Agricola (; born Alexander Ackerman; 1445 or 1446 – 15 August 1506) was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance writing in the Franco-Flemish style. A prominent member of the Grande chapelle, the Habsburg musical establishment, he was a renowned composer in the years around 1500, and his music was widely distributed throughout Europe. He composed music in all of the important sacred and secular styles of the time.

Life

Very little is known of Agricola's early life. He was born in Ghent, as suggested by a recently discovered epitaph, written in 1538. Most of his life he spent in posts in Italy, France and the Low Countries, though there are gaps where his activities are not known, and he seems to have left many of his posts without permission. He was a singer for Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza of Milan from 1471 to 1474, during the period when the Milanese chapel choi…Read more on Wikipedia

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