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Title
Oeuvre intégrale
Composer
Johannes Ciconia ca.1335-1411
Conductor
Paul Van Nevel 1946-
Performer
Huelgas Ensemble
Publisher
Pavane, 1998
3 cd's + boekje
Recording date
1980
EAN
5410939734528
CDR
DBX4850

About Johannes Ciconia

Johannes Ciconia (c. 1370 – between 10 June and 13 July 1412) was an important Flemish composer and music theorist of trecento music during the late Medieval era. He was born in Liège, but worked most of his adult life in Italy, particularly in the service of the papal chapels in Rome and later and most importantly at Padua Cathedral.

Life

He was the son of a priest (also named Johannes Ciconia) and a woman of high social standing. Since at least three other men around Liège had that name as well, this has created biographical confusion, first solved by David Fallows in 1975. A Johannes Ciconia, probably the composer's father, worked in Avignon in 1350 as a clerk for the wife of Pope Clement VI's nephew. Another Johannes Ciconia is recorded in Liège in 1385 as a duodenus, generally identifying a person of young age; scholars agree that this is the…Read more on Wikipedia

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