Italian late Renaissance composer Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) was one of the first heralds of what would become the Baroque period. He emphasized monody, with a solo voice accompanied by harmony rather than the four equal voices of earlier Renaissance music. He popularized this form (and claimed it as his own invention) in his published compilations in 1602 and 1614, known as Nuove Musiche. As a member of the Florentine Camerata, he was among the composers of the first operas, including his own Euridice.
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Caccini, Giulio (1551 - 1618), Italy
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Biography noting especially his contribution to the theory and style of vocal music from the Here Of A Sunday Morning radio program. Includes links to related material.
Brief biography and links from Musicalics.
Giulio Caccini (1546-1618)
List of over thirty art songs with Italian texts, some having English translations.
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