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Giacomo Carissimi


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Giacomo Carissimi (baptized April 18, 1605 – January 12, 1674), was an Italian composer, one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque, or, more accurately, the Roman School of music.

The great achievements generally ascribed to him are the further development of the recitative, later introduced by Monteverdi, and of infinite importance in the history of dramatic music; the further development of the chamber-cantata, by which Carissimi superseded the concertato madrigals which had themselves replaced the madrigals of the late Renaissance; and the development of the oratorio, of which he was the first significant composer.


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  • annamusica

    The first time I heard Jephte was in the Pisa Cathedral and I'll never forget it. It's true, simply divine

    25 Apr 2009 Reply
  • annamusica

    I heard Jephte thi first time in the Pisa cathedral. I could never forget it. It'true, simply divine..

    25 Apr 2009 Reply

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