Philippus: de: Monte:
Engraving. Plate 183 x 138mm. 7¼ x 5¼".
Published in Isaac Bullart's 'Académie des Sciences et des Arts'. Philippe de Monte (1521-1603) was a Flemish composer of the late Renaissance. He was a member of the 3rd generation madrigalists and wrote more madrigals than any other composer of the time. Monte's professional career began at home in Mechelen as a singer, composer and teacher. He later moved to Naples, in the employ of Cardinal Orsini before moving to England briefly, working in Philip II's choir. In 1568 Monte was appointed as successor to Jacobus Vaet as Kapellmeister to the Chapel of Maximilian II. During his ten years at the Imperial Court in Vienna, Monte served as an active teacher. He spent the remainder of his years in Habsburg courts both in Vienna and Prague.
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