Paul Hofhaimer

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Paul Hofhaimer (January 25, 1459 – 1537) was an Austrian organist and composer. He was particularly gifted at improvisation, and was regarded as the finest organist of his age by many writers, including Vadian and Paracelsus; in addition he was one of only two German-speaking composers of the time (Heinrich Isaac was the other) who had a reputation in Europe outside of German-speaking countries. He is grouped among the composers known as the Colorists.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The King's Singers' Madrigal History Tour The King’s Singers 1
1995 Tugend und Untugend (Virtue and Vice): German Secular Songs and Instrumental Music from the Time of Luther Convivium Musicum Gothenburgense 1
2001 Stadtpfeiffer: Music of Renaissance Germany Piffaro, The Renaissance Band 1

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Flute Music of the 16th and 17th Centuries Various Artists 2
1995 Musique du temps de Maximilien 1er Various Artists 1
2003 Music at the Court of Emperor Maximilian I (Wiener Sängerknaben & Members of Concentus Musicus Wien feat. conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt) Various Artists 1
Zu Musizieren: Music From the German Renaisance (Early Music Ensemble of San Diego) Various Artists 1

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