Personalities | Emilio de’ Cavalieri | Early Baroque | Classical
(A-mel’-yo da Ka-val-ya’-re) c. 1550–1602
Cavalieri was born in Rome and was a teacher, dancer and diplomat at the Medici court. In 1589 he organized the celebrated Florentine intermedi for the wedding of Grand Duke Ferdinando I and Christine of Lorraine. He was associated with the Florentine Camerata of Giovanni de’ Bardi, whose members experimented with musically continuous dramas. His La Rappresentatione di Animo e di Corpo, considered the first work of its kind, was performed in Rome in 1600. It contains passages of extended monodic recitative, solo airs and pieces in madrigal style. It is the earliest known score to be printed with figured-bass instrumental parts.
La Rappresentatione di Animo e di Corpo, soloists, L’Arpeggiata (dir) Christina Pluhar (Alpha)
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.