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Canzoni da sonar con ogni sorte d'istromenti

Giovanni Picchi (composer), Giulia Genini (conductor), Concerto Scirocco (performer)
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Title
Canzoni da sonar con ogni sorte d'istromenti
Composer
Giovanni Picchi 1572-1643
Conductor
Giulia Genini
Performer
Concerto Scirocco
Publisher
Arcana, 2020
1 cd
Recording date
2018, 2019
EAN
3760195734766
CDR
CJX11079
Placing suggestion
27 - Overige kamermuziekensembles (NBLC) K3 - Kamermuziek (Flemish music schema)

Availability in Flemish libraries

More than 1 times in Flemish libraries

About Giovanni Picchi

Giovanni Picchi (1571 or 1572 – 17 May 1643) was an Italian composer, organist, lutenist, and harpsichordist of the early Baroque era. He was a late follower of the Venetian School, and was influential in the development and differentiation of instrumental forms which were just beginning to appear, such as the sonata and the ensemble canzona; in addition he was the only Venetian of his time to write dance music for harpsichord.

Life

Little is known about Picchi's early life, but his birthdate (1571 or 1572) can be inferred from his death record which states that he was 71 when he died on 17 May 1643. The earliest documentary evidence pertaining to him, unusually enough, is a picture: he appears as a lutenist on the title page of a 1600 dance manual by Fabritio Caroso (Nobilità di dame). Sometime before February 1607 he was hired as organist at the Venetian church of the Frari, and from 1623 to his death he was also organist at…Read more on Wikipedia

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