Giacomo Facco, 1676-1753

Facco

Selected Recordings

“Pensieri Adriarmonici” for strings, Op. 1 n. 1, in E minor

No sè què blando temor

Las Amazonas de España

Selected Sheet Music

Pensieri Adriarmonici

Facco-6

Source: IMSLP.org

Showcase Piece

“Pensieri Adriarmonici” Concerto Op.1 No. 4 in C minor

Notes and Commentary

Giacomo Facco was an Italian Baroque violinist, conductor, and composer. One of the most famous Italian composers of his day, he was completely forgotten until 1962, when his work was discovered by composer, conductor, and musicologist Uberto Zanolli.

Facco wrote a cycle of twelve concertos for violin, strings, and organ with the title of Pensieri Adriarmonici (Thoughts Adriarmonicous), published in Amsterdam, the first book in 1716 and the second in 1718. He also wrote solo cantatas—on his own texts, for he was a skilled poet. these were found at the National Library of Paris, and were presented by soprano Betty Fabila for the first time (conducted by Uberto Zanolli) in 1962 at the Castle of Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Facco is believed to have composed numerous sacred works for the Royal Chapel in Madrid, but these appeared to have been destroyed, along with many other compositions, in the fire of 1734.

Much of the information about Facco’s life and works was discovered by Uberto Zanolli, an Italian-Mexican composer who found Facco’s Pensieri Adriarmonici at the Vizcain Library in Mexico City in 1962. Since then, Zanolli has worked on putting together a biography of Facco and a musicological recovery of his work. Facco lived from February 4, 1676, to February 16, 1753.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

Esordi del melodramma in Spagna, Portogallo e America
Olschki, 1992
Annibale Cetrangolo
$68.19 on Amazon

Facco-5

Selected Music

Facco-2 Festejo Harmonico (1995), 1 CD

Facco-3 Pensieri Adriarmonici Ouero (2008), 1 CD

Facco-4 6 Concerti Op 1 Book 2 (2002), 1 CD

More Giacomo Facco music

Complete Works

Operas
Le regine di Macedonia
I rivali generosi
Penelope la casta
Amor es todo imbención
Amor aumenta el valor

Solo cantatas (Italian)
Bella leggiadra Armida
Clori pur troppo bella
Emireno d’Egitto
In grembo ai fiori
Menzognere speranze
Or che spunta
Perchè dici ch’io t’amo
Sentimi amor
Vidi su molli erbette

Solo cantatas (Spanish)
Bella rosa
El trinar
O qué brillar, cantata a la Virgen Maria
Si el ave, si la fiera y si la planta

Dialogues and serenades
Il convito fatto da Giuseppe ai fratelli in Egitto
Augurio di vittorie alla Sacra Real Cattolica Maestà di Filippo V
La contesa tra la pietà e l’incredulità decisa da Maria Vergine
Festejo para los días de la reyna
Serenata (Cañizares) for Philip V of Portugal

Instrumental music
Pensieri adriarmonici
A Select Concerto
a piece published in L’art de se perfectionner dans le violin
5 suites and a sinfonia for 2 cellos

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