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News 2012: (US) Unquiet Thoughts Blog: "Saturday morning quote #49: Count Bardi"

Contributed by Admin on Apr 28, 2012

(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. …”
    

Read the rest of the blog on the Unquiet Thoughts website where you will find some correspondence quotes on ensemble singing that are quite applicable even today. You may also find the previous blog posts an interesting read!