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GIULIO CACCINI  

(1551 - 1618)

Born in Tivoli or Rome itself, the singer, lutenist and composer Giulio Caccini studied with Giovanni Animuccia and in the 1560s was taken to Florence by Cosimo I de Medici, who encouraged the further development of his abilities. He won a reputation as a singer and was associated with the early discussions of the Florentine Camerata that led to his use of the so-called stile recitativo, the style of singing that followed, as far as possible, the intonations of speech. Italian monody, accompanied by basso continuo, a chordal instrument and a bass instrument, was an important element in the newly developing form of opera.

Stage and Vocal Works

Caccini’s opera Euridice, the result of a collaboration in which Jacopo Peri wrote the greater part of the music, a setting of libretto by Rinuccini, was staged in Florence in 1600. He worked with other composers on Il rapimento di Cefalo, performed at the same celebrations for the marriage of Henri IV of France and Maria de Medici. In 1602 he published his Le nuove musiche, a collection of madrigals and songs, preceded by an essay on the new style of singing.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Choral Concert: Boni Pueri Boys Choir - HANDEL, G.F. / REICHA, A. / CACCINI, G. / FRANCK, C. / BACH, J.S. (From the Heart of Europe) ArcoDiva
UP0179
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE (A.M. Kaufmann) Solo Musica
SM228
Vocal
Dorian Sampler, Vol. 3 Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90003
Vocal
FLOWERING OF LOVE, (THE) - Beautiful Arias and Sacred Songs of the Baroque Naxos
8.570156-57
Vocal, Chamber Music
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 10: Milan and London Recordings (1938-1940) Naxos Historical
8.110271
Orchestral
GIGLI, Beniamino: Gigli Edition, Vol. 15: Carnegie Hall Farewell Recitals (1955) Naxos Historical
8.111104
Vocal
LIBRO DI FRA GIOSEFFO DA RAVENNA Tactus
TC600004
Instrumental
Lute and Vocal Music - MONTEVERDI, C. / FRESCOBALDI, G. / NEGRI, C. / BORRONO, P.P. / CACCINI, G. (The Italian Lute Song) (Baird, McFarlane) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90236
Vocal
MADRIGALI DIMINUITI E PASSAGGIATI TRA VOCE E CEMBALO Tactus
TC500003
Vocal
SAINTS AND SINNERS - The Music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe [10 CD Boxed Set] Naxos
8.501067
Vocal
THE ITALIAN DRAMATIC LAMENT Naxos
8.557538
Vocal, Chamber Music
Vocal Music - CACCINI, G. / BASSANI, O. / LUZZASCHI, L. / BONIZZI, V. / TERZI, G. / MERULO, C. (Accademia Instrumentale Italiana) Divox
CDX-70202-6
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Baird, Julianne - CACCINI, G. / SANCES, G.F. (Songs of Love and War - Italian Dramatic Songs of the 17th and 18th Centuries) Dorian Sono Luminus
DOR-90104
Vocal
Vocal Recital: Yamada, Chiyomi - NARVAEZ, L. de / FUENLLANA, M. de / CACCINI, G. / DOWLAND, J. / ICHIJURO, K. / HUYGENS, C. (Kurofune) Carpe Diem
CD-16283
Vocal




 
 
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