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Episode 2. Giovanni Paolo Foscarini. Guitar, lute, and theorbo.

4 augustus 2022

In the early 17th century the guitar became very popular in Italy, in particular because the instrument is ideally suited to accompany oneself, in popular songs. Around 1630, players began looking for a more sophisticated use of the instrument. Giovanni Paolo Foscarini, who played the guitar as well as the lute and the theorbo, started to integrate the plucked polyphony of the lute and the strummed chords of the guitar.

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini (fl. 1620 – 1649)

  1. Detail of ‘the Guitarist’, anonymous copy of a (lost) painting attributed to Simon Vouet.

    Capriccio sopra la ciaccona
    Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
    (cd Canta Venetia!, Etcetera KTC 1316, 2006)

 

Girolamo Kapsberger (c. 1580 – 1651)
2. Toccata
3. Corrente
Fred Jacobs, theorbo
(cd Virtù e nobilità, Metronome METCD1093, 2019)

 

Biagio Marini (1594 – 1663)
4. Gagliarda
5. Corrente
6. Retirata
Ensemble Romanesca
(cd Curiose & Moderne Inventioni, Harmonia Mundi 2907175, 2004)

 

Alessandro Piccinini (1566 – 1638)
7. Corrente
8. Gagliarda
Nigel North, lute
(cd Intavolatvra di livto et di chitarrone, Arcana CEX0584, 1995)

 

Girolamo Kapsberger
9. Gagliarda
Fred Jacobs, theorbo
(cd Virtù e nobilità, Metronome METCD1093, 2019)

 

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
10. Corrente – Ciaccona (1 track)
Roberto Loreggian, harpsichord
(cd Frescobaldi Edition Vol. 1, Toccatas & Partitas, Brilliant Classics – 93767, 2008)

 

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini
11. Toccata
12. Corrente
13. Gagliarda
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
(cd Canta Venetia!, Etcetera KTC 1316, 2006)

 

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini
14. Ciaccona
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
(personal archive)

 

Michelagnolo Galilei (1575 – 1631)
15. Toccata
16. Corrente
Anthony Bailes, lute
(cd Intavolatura di liuto, Ramée RAM 1306, 2014)

 

René Mesangeau (c. 1568 – 1638)
17. Allemande
18. Courante
Anthony Bailes, lute
(cd Old Gautiers Nightingale, Ramée RAM 0707, 2007)

 

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini
19. Alemanda in C minor
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
(personal archive)

 

Jean-Henri D’Anglebert (1629 – 1691)
20. Allemande du Vieux Gautier
21. Courante du Vieux Gautier
Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord
(cd Inspirations, ATMA classique ACD2 2780, 2019)

 

Biagio Marini
22. Passacaglio
Hesperion XXI with Jordi Savall
(cd Ostinato, AliaVox AV9820, 2001)

 

Francesco Corbetta (1615 – 1681)
23. Passacaille
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
(personal archive)

Giovanni Paolo Foscarini
24. Toccata
25. Corrente
26. Sarabanda
Lex Eisenhardt, baroque guitar
(cd Canta Venetia!, Etcetera KTC 1316, 2006