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V. The Italian Seicento (17th Century)

Vf. Naples

The 'sound of Naples' in the seventeenth century was peculiarly that of sacred music. In fact, during the 17th century Naples boasted more than 500 churches and 30,000 clerics, monks and nuns out of a population of 400,000, and in this regard was second only to London and Paris. This surfeit of religious establishments meant employment for singers and players -- at that time, four of the city's orphanages specialized in teaching music to children, and these became the first conservatories in Europe. Notwithstanding the growing mass of young talented musical professionals, however, the transmission of the rules of composition and of musical study, following a peculiar local custom, remained the domain of a chain of maestri who span the whole of the 17th century: namely, the Sabinos, 'Padre Raimo', Salvatore, Veneziano, Caresana, Greco, Fago and most of all, the greatest of the 17th century maestri, Francesco Provenzale.

Name and link to Whent´s Bibliography Years Country # of PDF/Midi Discography MP3
Cristofaro Caresana c.1640-1709 Italy . Discography .
Francesco Cavalli 1602-1676 Italy cpdl=5 Discography .
Giuseppe Cavallo ?-1684 Italy . . .
Pietro Cerone 1566-1625 Italy . . .
Scipione Cerreto 1551?-1633 Italy . . .
(Francesco) Nicola Fago 1677-1745 Italy . . .
Andrea Falconieri [Falconiero] 1585/6-1656 Italy cpdl=1 Discography .
Pietro Antonio Giramo fl.1619-after 1630 Italy . Discography .
Ascanio Mayone c.1570-1627 Italy . Discography .
Giuseppe Palazzotto c.1587-after 1633 Italy . . .
Francesco Provenzale c.1626-1704 Italy . . .
Gregorio Strozzi c.1615-after 1687 Italy . Discography .
Giovanni Maria Trabaci 1575-1647 Italy . . .
Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani 1638-after 1693 Italy . . .

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