Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da, 1525?-1594

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Prenestino), b. probably at Palestrina c. 1525, d. Rome 1594

Italian composer

Professor Frederick Niecks in the Reid Concert programme for 29 January 1913 described Palestrina as "the greatest master of the Roman school, and the most perfect exemplar or the old choral contrapuntal style cultivated in Europe for centuries."