The 16th-century classical music greatest works
Other renowned works
1591 - The Huntes upp William Byrd
1591 - Will Yow Walke the Woods soe Wylde William Byrd
1591 - Have With Yow to Walsingame William Byrd
1591 - The Carmans Whistle William Byrd
1529 - Herr Gott, dich loben wir Johann Sebastian Bach
1529 - Herr Gott, dich loben wir Meinrad Schütter
1510 - de Beata Virgine Josquin des Prez
1503 - Hercules Dux Ferrariae Josquin des Prez
1502 - L'homme armé sexti toni Josquin des Prez
1502 - L'homme armé super voces musicales Josquin des Prez
This selection of works is not the result of personal preferences or artistic opinion. Selected works come from an exclusive data analysis method developed by soclassiq.
The dating of the works can be precise or sometimes approximate. It may correspond to the premiere date or publication year or completion of the composition (that can be several years after its first public execution).
1500 .. 1600 : the essential composers
1525-1594 Giovanni da Palestrina
1567-1643 Claudio Monteverdi °
1548-1611 Tomás Luis de Victoria
1561-1633 Jacopo Peri
1566-1613 Carlo Gesualdo
1583-1643 Girolamo Frescobaldi
1535-1594 Orlande de Lassus
1585-1672 Heinrich Schütz
° : Masterpieces listed
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Meet the greatest works of classical music
Currently, 25000+ works are listed for a small selection of 101 composers among thousands listed here. Many composers are missing of which some are essential: J. Rodriguo, C. Franck, H. Gorecki, C. Nielsen, J.Corigliano, P. Hindemith, C. Ives, A. Webern ... New catalogues will be processed later to complete this experience of the discovery of the classical music masterpieces. Thus this selection of works will be updated.
Through the ages
Some major genres or forms among the 150 listed
The purpose of these pages is to point out few relevant works only among tens of thousands and to provide some chronological references.