Marenzio, Luca lo͞o´kä märĕn´tsēō [key], 1553–1599, Italian composer, in whose works the Renaissance madrigal reached its peak of development. He served the Gonzaga family in Mantua, the Medicis in Florence, and in the households of several cardinals, and toward the end of his life attended the court of Sigismund III of Poland.
See study by D. Arnold (1966).
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