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Melbourne Recital Centre: Josquin des Prez, Prince of Music

5 May @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez, of whom Martin Luther said, ‘Josquin is master of the notes, which must do as he wishes; other composers must do as the notes wish.’ Ensemble Gombert commemorates this ‘Prince of Music’, as he was known in the 16th century, performing six of his greatest motets. Of these, it is no exaggeration to say that Praeter rerum seriem must be one of the most original works of all time, while Miserere mei, Deus is regarded by some as the greatest musical creation of the Renaissance – one commentator claimed it was the musical equivalent of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.


5 May
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST
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Melbourne Recital Centre
Melbourne, VIC 3006 Australia + Google Map
03 9699 3333
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