Striggio, Alessandro (1536–1592)

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Alessandro Striggio (c. 1536-37 – 1592) was an Italian composer, instrumentalist and diplomat of the Renaissance. He composed numerous madrigals as well as dramatic music, and by combining the two, became the inventor of madrigal comedy. His son, also named Alessandro Striggio (ca. 1573 – 1630) , wrote the libretto for Monteverdi’s Orfeo. Wikipedia


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