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Requiem (in memoriam Josquin Desprez)

Jean Richafort (composer), Paul Van Nevel (conductor), Huelgas Ensemble (performer)
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Title
Requiem (in memoriam Josquin Desprez)
Composer
Jean Richafort ca.1480-ca.1548
Conductor
Paul Van Nevel 1946-
Performer
Huelgas Ensemble
Publisher
Harmonia Mundi, 2013
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
2002
Playing time
01:00:44
EAN
3149020173039 0794881670123
CDR
DBX6548

About Jean Richafort

Jean Richafort (c. 1480 – c. 1547) was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance.

He was probably born in Hainaut, and his native language appears to have been French. According to the poet Ronsard, Richafort studied with Josquin des Prez, an association further borne out by the fact that he composed a requiem "in memoriam Josquin Desprez". Richafort served as choir master at St. Rumbold's Cathedral in Mechelen between 1507 and 1509, and at St. Giles' church in Bruges between 1542 and 1547—leaving a huge gap in the record of his activity. At some time between these dates he was associated with the French royal chapel, since some of his music is for official occasions connected with Louis XII, and there is some evidence he may have been in Brussels in 1531 in the service of Queen Mary of Hungary, who was regent there.

Musically, Richafort was a representative of the first generati…Read more on Wikipedia

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