News 2012: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quote #49: Count Bardi"
(From a recent Unquiet Thoughts blog post)
“… This morning, we dip into the writings presumably authored by Giovanni de' Bardi, Count of Vernio (1534 – 1612), from his correspondence with Giulio Caccini (1551 – 1618). Bardi is credited by posterity as a cheerleader for the simpler, more dramatic and expressive monody that led to what we have come to know as Baroque music, in opposition to the headier polyphony that characterized much music from the 16th century. …”