Artists: Ratas del Viejo Mundo, Floris De Rycker
Composers: Cipriano de Rore, Claudio Merulo, Lorenzino del Liuto, etc.
Parma had already been an important musical centre since the Middle Ages, but it was in the middle of the 16th century that the city reached a highpoint as a leading musical centre. Two significant events sparked the rise of its music scene: the marriage of Margaret of Parma and Ottavio Farnese, and the granting of the title of Duke of Parma to Ottavio’s father, Pier Luigi. At the Farnese court, Flemish musicians like Cipriano de Rore, Josquin Persoens, and Gottfried Palmarts made a name for themselves, influencing the development of instrumental music and contributing to the genre of madrigals.
Experience the richness of Parma’s musical heritage with this release, featuring works by these legendary composers and their Italian contemporaries.
Booklet: EN, FR, NL
Lyrics: IT/LAT, EN