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Genre: renaissance

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Renaissance music is a genre that emerged in Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. It is characterized by its use of polyphony, which involves multiple voices singing different melodies simultaneously. The music is often religious in nature and features intricate harmonies and rhythms. Renaissance composers were known for their experimentation with new musical forms and techniques, such as the use of chromaticism and word painting. This genre includes some of the most influential works in classical music history.

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Parent Genre: classical

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Instruments used

Lute, Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone

Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Renaissance genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 1
1990 1
2000s 16
2001 6
2003 7
2006 2
2008 1
2010s 3
2011 1
2012 1
2014 1
20 releases

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List of renaissance artists

Here is a list of renaissance artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the renaissance genre. You can find out what renaissance genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 43 140185
2 27 16404
3 38 19727
4 33 13088
5 28 13441
6 40 27067
7 26 9725
8 29 4547
9 40 40780
10 33 8737
11 33 23062
12 34 30329
13 31 20252
14 28 11947
15 29 14391
16 26 2366
17 24 11756
18 23 1044
19 21 2771
20 22 1350
21 22 7390
22 21 4056
23 16 4268
24 33 13597
25 33 4015
26 16 2142
27 17 1836
28 24 1921
29 30 2633
30 23 2043
31 23 974
32 22 1456
33 24 2278
34 22 2854
35 24 6766
36 23 899
37 22 5065
38 22 1451
39 21 2214
40 19 1897
41 17 4026
42 26 242
43 18 146
44 25 584
45 19 1689
46 17 325
47 27 1662
48 15 1013
49 22 1111
50 19 4310
51 21 1313
52 21 869
53 21 737
54 18 444
55 15 1901
56 17 2167
57 17 410
58 14 1345
59 14 293
60 22 2332
61 24 987
62 27 806
63 20 987
64 20 1167
65 25 1644
66 24 1371
67 25 1228
68 19 743
69 23 1375
70 34 635
71 23 457
72 26 2963
73 22 8299
74 16 1915
75 23 1317
76 21 553
77 26 3358
78 20 553
79 16 1163
80 30 3921
81 28 3120
82 22 821
83 20 1505
84 27 1906
85 19 972
86 15 116
87 25 1387
88 20 314
89 14 413
90 20 1100
91 14 852
92 14 385
93 17 679
94 13 123
95 19 807
96 19 827
97 19 165
98 18 98
99 18 46
100 17 1155

renaissance playlist created by Chosic

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