Composer of the Week is a Music programme.

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Composer of the Week

Donald Macleod explores the life and music of Francesca Caccini and her circle, such as her father, Giulio Caccini, and other composers including Jacopo Peri, Lorenzo Allegri and Marco da Gagliano. Honoured by the King of France. Donald focuses on King Henry IV's inviting Francesca Caccini and her family to France to perform at court. O che nuovo stupor Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano), Cappella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/Gianluca Lastraioli (theorbo). Jacopo Peri: L'Euridice (Sc 2). Gian Paolo Fagotto, tenor (Orfeo), Mario Cecchetti, tenor (Aminta), Giuseppe Zambon, countertenor (Arcetro), Monica Benvenuti, soprano (Ninfa I), Rossana Bertini, soprano (Ninfa II), Paolo da Col, tenor (Tirsi), Ensemble Arpeggio/Roberto de Caro. Dov'io credea le mie speranze vere; Io veggio i campi verdeggiar fecondi; O vive rose. Shannon Mercer (soprano), Sylvain Bergeron (guitar), Amanda Keesmaat (cello), Luc Beausejour (harpsichord). Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice (Sc 4 and 6). Silvia Frigato, soprano (Euridice), Sara Mingardo, alto (Dafne), Gian Paolo Fagotto, tenor (Arcetro), Luca Dordolo, tenor (Aminta), Furio Zanasi, baritone (Orfeo), Monica Piccini, Anna Simboli, sopranos (Nymphs), Raffaele Giordani, tenor, Marco Scavazza, Mauro Borgioni, baritones, Matteo Bellotto, bass (Shepherds), Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini. Se muove a giurar fede. Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano), Cappella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/Gianluca Lastraioli (theorbo).

Genre: Music

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Composer of the Week next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC Radio Three December 12th, 12:00pm and on BBC Radio Three December 12th, 6:30pm. See more...