Ludovico Ariosto

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Life

Born: 8 September 1474

Died: 6 July 1533

Biography

One of the foremost poets of cinquecento Italy, his poetry was set to music in several hundred instances by 16th century madrigalists, while his primary work, Orlando Furioso, provided many later operas and musical dramas with themes and stories.

View the Wikipedia article on Ludovico Ariosto.

Musical settings of literary works

Publications

  • Orlando Furioso (first edition: 1516; final edition: 1532)

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