Giulio Caccini

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        This Italian singer, lutenist, harpist and violist often performed in the court of the Medici. Giulio was considered to be the inventor of the "stile recitativo" (recitative style). This being the case, Caccini had a profound effect on the role of vocal music and the development of opera, oratorio, and song. His works included four pieces for stage (three operas one of which was "Euridice"), and a corpus of songs. The aims which he achieved were to make music that had the power ... Read more

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