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VASARI, G.: Lives of the Great Artists (The) (Selections)

Five hundred years after they were written, Vasari’s Lives of the Artists remains the principal source book on the remarkable flowering of Italian painting in the fifteenth century. Here are Giotto, Cimabue, Ucello, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Piero della Francesca, Fra Angelico, Fra Filippo, Botticelli, Mantegna, Leonardo, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Titian and even Vasari himself. In all, there are biographies of over thirty-five artists. This 6 CD set offers a carefully chosen selection of the most interesting and relevant sections—how and why the artists painted and sculpted, how they lived and the pressures they were under. An absorbing insight into another world, featuring music from the Italian Renaissance.



Disc 1

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Preface to The Lives 00:08:02
2.   Cimabue c. 1240 - 1302 (1240 - 1300) 00:07:00
3.   Giotto c. 1267 - 1377 (1276 - 1336) 00:09:10
4.   'When the Pope had seen these works he was so enchanted... ' 00:06:10
5.   Andrea Pisano c. 1290 - 1248/9 00:07:13
6.   Luca Della Robbiia 1399/1400 - 1482 (1388 - ) 00:06:26
7.   Paolo Uccello 1396/7 - 1475 (1350 - 1432) 00:11:52
8.   Lorenzo Ghiberti 1378 - 1455 00:05:46
9.   'Donatello and Filippo,when they perceived what diligence Lorenzo had devoted to his work... ' 00:07:39
10.   Masaccio 1401 - 1428 ( - 1443) 00:05:54
11.   Filippo Brunelleschi 1377 - 1446 00:03:42


Disc 2

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Brunelleschi:Filippo was born in the year 1377 00:07:26
2.   'On his arrival, the wardens of S. Maria del Fiore... ' 00:08:48
3.   'It then occurred to Filippo that he would make a model... ' 00:07:40
4.   'The murmurers had now been silenced... ' 00:06:08
5.   Donatello 1386 - 1466 (1383 - 1466) 00:11:08
6.   Piero della France c. 1410/20 - 1492 00:05:25
7.   Fra Angelico c. 1410/20 - 1492 (1387 - 1455) 00:06:10
8.   Antonello da Messina c. 1430 - 1479 00:04:57
9.   Fra Filippo Lippi c. 1406 - 1469 (1381 - 1438) 00:07:24
10.   Jacopo, c. 1400 - 1470/71, Gentile 1429 - 1507 & Giovanni Bellini c. 1430/40 - 1516 00:08:23
11.   Sandro Botticelli 1444/5 - 1510 (1437 - 1515) 00:05:55


Disc 3

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Andrea Verrocchio c. 1435 - 1488 00:07:38
2.   Andrea Mantegna 1431 - 1506 (1451 - 1517) 00:05:16
3.   Luca Signorelli 1441 - 1523 (1439 - 1521) 00:04:38
4.   Leonardo da Vinci 1452 - 1519 00:07:11
5.   'He afterwards devoted even greater care to the study of anatomy... ' 00:06:08
6.   Giorgione 1476/8 - 1510 (1470 - 1511) 00:04:25
7.   Piero di Cosimo c. 1462 - 1521 (1441 - 1521) 00:05:40
8.   Bramante 1444 - 1514 00:07:38
9.   Fra Bartolommeo 1472/5 - 1517 (1469 - 1517) 00:08:52
10.   Raphael 1483 - 1520 00:09:35
11.   'While he was engaged in producing these marvels... 00:05:38
12.   'In his childhood Raphael imitated the style of Pietro Perugino... ' 00:06:30


Disc 4

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Andrea del Sarto 1486 - 1530 (1478 - 1520) 00:04:39
2.   'At that time there was a sacristan... ' 00:05:55
3.   'When Andrea left for France, the men of the Scalzo, believing he would never return... ' 00:07:33
4.   Rosso Fiorentino 1495 - 1540 ( - 1541) 00:09:09
5.   Francesco Mazzuoli called Parmigianino 1503 - 1540 (1504 - 1540) 00:08:14
6.   Albrecht Durer 1471 - 1528 00:08:08
7.   Giulio Romano Romano prob. 1499 - 1546 (1492 - 1546) 00:09:26
8.   Sebastiano del Piombo c. 1485 - 1547 (1475 - 1547) 00:08:10
9.   Jacopo da Pontormo 1494 - 1556 (1493 - 1558) 00:08:44
10.   'By these and his other works Jacopo took rank beside Andrea del Sarto... ' 00:09:28


Disc 5

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   Jacopo Tintoretto 1518 - 1594 00:03:16
2.   Francesco de Salviati 1510 - 1563 00:06:27
3.   'Accordingly, they united to spread abroad slanders... ' 00:04:15
4.   Michelangelo Buonarotti 1475 - 1564 00:10:01
5.   'Lorenzo's garden was full of antiquities... ' 00:09:35
6.   'When the statue was finished, Michelangelo uncovered it... ' 00:11:41
7.   'After the Pope had returned to Rome... ' 00:09:35
8.   'While Michelangelo was at Carrara selecting marble... ' 00:09:48
9.   'Michelangelo had already finished three - quarters of the work when the Pope went to see it... ' 00:10:00
10.   'I had returned to Florence to serve Duke Cosimo in 1544... ' 00:04:47


Disc 6

  The Lives of the Great Artists (Selection)
1.   'Michelangelo was employed by Paul IV. on the fortifications of Rome... ' 00:04:32
2.   'Michelangelo was devoted to the labours of the arts, seeing he mastered every difficulty... ' 00:04:32
3.   'Michelangelo enjoyed excellent health... ' 00:06:29
4.   Titian c. 1485 - 1576 (1480 - ) 00:06:09
5.   'The year that Andrea Gritti was appointed doge... ' 00:04:39
6.   'Titian did for Queen Mary a Prometheus bound to a rock... ' 00:03:31
7.   Jacopo Sansovino 1486 - 1570 (1477 - 1570) 00:06:51
8.   'The Florentine nation being at that time raised by the favour of Pope Leo... ' 00:05:38
9.   Giorgio Vasari 1511 - 1574 00:10:26
10.   'But as I was thus winning honour, fame and riches under the protection of Duke Alessandro... ' 00:09:32
11.   'I left Rome in October 1546 and went to Florence... ' 00:09:26

Total Playing Time: 07:48:03






Author(s):
Vasari, Giorgio

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Biographies

Catalogue No: NA625512

Barcode: 9789626342558

Physical Release: 06/2002

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