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Il Concerto Caccini

Giulio Caccini can be seen as the father of the madrigal soloist, where the emotion of the text is sublimated by a refined declamation and virtuosity. His two collections of the Nuove Musiche and his Euridice are essential milestones in the History of Music. Giulio Caccini was praised for his sensitive and sincere music, as well as for his singing, which he accompanied with various instruments. As a renowned pedagogue, he trained his daughter Francesca, a talented singer and composer. This programme retraces their journey, from Giulio's first madrigals to Francesca's La liberazione di Ruggiero, through various landmarks in their history, such as La Pellegrina or the visit of the Concerto Caccini to the French court in 1604.