Antonio Caldara: Books and Music

Selected Books

Antonio Caldara: Essays on His Life and Times
Scolar Pr, 1987
Brian W. Pritchard (ed.)
Limited availability

Caldara-6

Antonio Caldara. Life and Venetian-Roman Oratorios
Olschiki, 2007
Ursula Kirkendale
$75 on Amazon

Caldara-7

Selected Music

Caldara-3 Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (1996), 2-CD set

Caldara-4 Trio Sonatas – Cello Sonatas (2002), 1 CD

Caldara-5 Cantate, Sonate ed Arie (2005), 1 CD

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Antonio Caldara, c. 1670-1736

Caldara-1

Selected Recordings

Trio Sonata in E minor

Cello Sonata in A Minor

Sinfonia No.6 in G minor

Selected Sheet Music

Vola il tempo
Caldara-2

Source: IMSLP.org

Showcase Piece

Gioseffo Aria: Libertà cara e gradita

Notes and Commentary

Antonio Caldara was an Italian Baroque composer mostly known for operas, cantatas, and oratorios. Several of his works have libretti by Metastasio. He was born in Venice, the son of a violinist. He became a chorister at St Mark’s in Venice, where he learned several instruments, probably under the instruction of Giovanni Legrenzi. In 1699 he relocated to Mantua, where he became maestro di cappella to the inept Charles IV, Duke of Mantua, a pensionary of France with a French wife, who took the French side in the War of the Spanish Succession. Caldara removed from Mantua in 1707, after the French were expelled from Italy, then moved on to Barcelona as chamber composer to Charles VI of Austria, the pretender to the Spanish throne who kept a royal court at Barcelona. There, he wrote some operas that are the first Italian operas performed in Spain. He moved on to Rome, becoming maestro di cappella to Francesco Maria Marescotti Ruspoli, 1st Prince of Cerveteri. While there he wrote in 1710 La costanza in amor vince l’inganno (Faithfulness in Love Defeats Treachery) for the public theatre at Macerata. In 1716, he obtained a similar post in Vienna to serve the Imperial Court, and there he remained until his death. He lived from 1670 to December 28, 1736.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

Books and Music

Selected Books

Antonio Caldara: Essays on His Life and Times
Scolar Pr, 1987
Brian W. Pritchard (ed.)
Limited availability

Caldara-6

Antonio Caldara. Life and Venetian-Roman Oratorios
Olschiki, 2007
Ursula Kirkendale
$75 on Amazon

Caldara-7

Selected Music

Caldara-3 Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo (1996), 2-CD set

Caldara-4 Trio Sonatas – Cello Sonatas (2002), 1 CD

Caldara-5 Cantate, Sonate ed Arie (2005), 1 CD

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Complete Works

Note: The following is a partial list of Caldara’s works. Access a more complete list.

Oratorios
Maddalena ai piedi di Cristo
Santo Stefano, primo Re d’Ungheria
La Conversione di Clodoveo Re di Francia
La passione di Gesù Cristo
Il Re del dolore
Stabat Mater

Others
“Sebben, crudele” (Aria from La costanza in amor vince l’inganno)
L’Olimpiade
D’improvviso
“Alma del core” (Aria)
“Selve amiche” (Aria)
Missa Dolorosa
Crucifixus

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Giacomo Facco: 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

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Giacomo Facco: 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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Giacomo Facco: 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

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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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