Carissimi

Carissimi

by Graham Dixon
     
 

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Carissimi (1605-74), the first Roman composer of international stature after Palestrina, was a crucial figure in the development of the Baroque oratorio, canta, and concertato motet. In his day, Carissimi's reputation was as great as that of Monteverdi, and his music directly influenced works by many composers, including Charpentier and Handel. This book is the… See more details below

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Carissimi (1605-74), the first Roman composer of international stature after Palestrina, was a crucial figure in the development of the Baroque oratorio, canta, and concertato motet. In his day, Carissimi's reputation was as great as that of Monteverdi, and his music directly influenced works by many composers, including Charpentier and Handel. This book is the first to offer a critical survey of Carissimi's music and to place him into the mainstream of baroque musical life in Rome.

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ISBN-13:
9780193152496
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/20/1986
Series:
Oxford Studies of Composers Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.44(d)

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