Giulio Caccini

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Caccini, Giulio


Born circa 1550 in Rome; died Dec. 10, 1618, in Florence. Italian composer, singer, theorbo virtuoso, and theoretician of vocal art. Composer of one of the first operas (Eurydice, 1602).

Caccini was a member of the Florentine camerata, a group of poets, musicians, and philosophers who played a decisive role in the formation of Caccini’s artistic views. He was one of the creators of the Italian bel canto, and his works are melodious and full of virtuoso passages. Caccini also composed a collection of madrigals and arias for voice with accompaniment (New Music, 1602), which contains complete directions on the methods of vocal execution.


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En poco mas de una decada de experimentaciones sonoras, el habla corriente, codificada en el flamante estilo monodico alcanzo, en manos de Monteverdi, la ansiada sintesis bosquejada por sus iniciadores (eran estos los cofrades de Bardi, entre los que destacaron Jacopo Peri, Ottavio Rinuccini, Giulio Caccini, Pietro Strozzi y Vincenzo Galilei, padre del astronomo).
Fue entonces el comienzo de los primeros famosos cantantes solistas, lo que no quiere decir que en los anos anteriores no los hubiera habido, pero esos eran en su mayoria laudistas o arpistas que cantaban, ahora eran cantantes entrenados, que se comenzaron a acompanar a si mismos de una forma nueva, no contrapuntistica, tal y como Giulio Caccini escribe en el Prefacio de su libro Le Nuove Musiche (9):
1641), daughter of Italian composer Giulio Caccini (best known today for that perennial favorite, Amarilli).
Giulio Caccini, singer and composer, one of the first to introduce solo singing in the early part of the seventeenth century, subjects the "feeling for the note" to a severe criticism.
was built upon his excellent contributions to the fields of French and Italian Baroque music (Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giulio Caccini, et ah).
This only survives as fragments, making Peri's Euridice, published in 1601, the oldest surviving opera along with its namesake and rival setting by Giulio Caccini.
In three chapters, he focuses on the students of such important teachers as Giulio Caccini, Nicola Porpora, and Mathilde Marchesi.
The first three essays are devoted to the pioneering opera composer Jacopo Peri, while his contemporary, Giulio Caccini, is treated in a later chapter.
Elsewhere, the level of detail Kirkendale has assembled on the lives of such composers as Giulio Caccini and Peri is simply astounding.
Greek drama, of humanist Francesco Patrizi on Greek poetic forms, and the arguments of lutenist-theorist Vincenzo Galilei and singer-composer Giulio Caccini on solo singing.
In Italy, for instance, the early monodists Jacopo Peri and Giulio Caccini indicate the harmonic rhythm over a sustained bass pedal by breaking up the bass note into the appropriate rhythmic values and then reconnecting those notes with ties.
Some are quite extensive, providing materials for new biographical treatments of major composers and celebrated performers, including Alessandro Striggio, Jacopo Peri, Giulio Caccini and his daughters Francesca and Settimia, Muzio Effrem, Orlandini, and the castrato Francisco (Checco) de Castris.