Josquin des Prez (c. 1450 to 1455 August 27, 1521),
La Chapelle Royale; Philippe Herreweghe, director
Josquin des Prez often referred to simply as Josquin, was a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. He is also known as Josquin Desprez, a French rendering of Dutch "Josken van de Velde", diminutive of "Joseph van de Velde" ("of the fields"), and Latinized as Josquinus Pratensis, alternatively Jodocus Pratensis. He was the most famous European composer between Guillaume Dufay and Palestrina, and is usually considered to be the central figure of the Franco-Flemish School. Josquin is widely considered by music scholars to be the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music that was emerging during his life.
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Josquin des Prez (1440-1521) is one of the most significant composers in 16th century. He is...