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Charles Burney – Musical journey through Italy – 1770

The biography:
Francesca Caccini, known as “the Cecchina”, was born in Florence in 1587, the first born child of Giulio Caccini. Under her father she first studied singing, lute and composition, to which was added a solid grounding in literature as her later works as a poetess testify. She began her career as a singer very early, initially with other members of her family with whom she performed the “Caccini concerts”. Later, her evident artistic skill put her firmly on the way to becoming a very successful soloist. The first authenticated evidence of her employment at the Medicean court is dated 1602 and documents the performance of music for three choirs directed by her father who took with him his wife and three daughters to the cathedral at Pisa but there are some grounds to suggest that she had already participated in the nuptial celebrations of Caterina de’ Medici and Henry IV of France in 1600. In the meanwhile the fame of the Caccini family extended outwards from Florence to the whole of Italy and indeed abroad, where in France, the royal family asked of Ferdinand I de Medici to send the entire “consort”. Francesca, together with her father and her sister, Settimia, stayed in Paris f…

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Last update: 29/11/2006

Barsanti  Francesco
Boccherini  Luigi
Brunelli  Antonio
Brunetti  Giovanni Gualberto
→ Caccini  Francesca
Caccini  Giulio
Cambini  Giovanni Gioacchino Maria
Campion  Charles-Antoine
Cesti  Antonio
Cherubini  Luigi
Clari  Giovanni Carlo Maria
Della Ciaia  Bernardino Azzolino
Dôthel  Nicolas
Gasparini  Francesco
Geminiani  Francesco
Gherardeschi  Filippo Maria
Giuliani  Giovanni Francesco
Guami  Francesco
Guami  Gioseffo
Guglielmi  Pietro Alessandro
Lidarti  Christian Joseph
Manfredini  Francesco
Manfredini  Vincenzo
Melani  Alessandro
Nardini  Pietro
Rutini  Giovanni Marco
Veracini  Antonio
Veracini  Francesco Maria
Zipoli  Domenico
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Francesca  Caccini

(Firenze  1587 – Firenze?  1640)

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Dates and places in brackets refer to the first performance.
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  Vocal music:
Azioni e feste teatrali 
Il ballo delle zigane (balletto, Ferdinando Saracinelli), Firenze, 1615;
La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola di Alcina (balletto, Ferdinando Saracinelli), Firenze, 1625; 
Cantate e serenate 
Il primo libro delle musiche, raccolta di cantate e duetti per 1-2 vv., b.c.; Firenze, 1618 (pubblicazione) 

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