“Il divino Cipriano: New Perspectives on the Music of Cipriano de Rore” will be presented by the UC Davis Department of Music in conjunction with the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Flemish composer Cipriano de Rore. The conference and events take place Jan. 13-15 at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.

De Rore (1515-1565), one of the most important composers of the mid-16th century, spent his most productive years in Italy writing music for the courts and across Europe. His innovations in harmonic language and in texture created a dramatic and intensely expressive style that was very important for later musical developments.

The conference will gather scholars from around the world to discuss the work of this innovative composer, who was well known in his own time, but little known by most people today.

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