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Romabarocca Ensemble
plays Carlo Rainaldi -
reviewed by
GIUSEPPE PENNISI

'... they will go far in the rediscovery of Baroque music.'

Carlo Rainaldi: Cantate, Duetti e Lamentazioni. © 2009 Tactus sas di Serafino Rossi & C

In any good Encyclopedia, Carlo Rainaldi is reported as the fourth most important architect of Rome in baroque times, right after Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Francesco Borromini and Pietro da Cortona. He contributed to major Roman baroque Churches and Palaces. There is also a rich bibliography about his architectural work. Very few specialists of the period (including Italian scholars) are aware that in line with the Renaissance concept of 'the universal artist', Rainaldi was also a musician, indeed an exquisite composer. Only one book (dedicated to one of his most important architectural achievements, the Church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Piazza Navona in Rome) devotes a few pages (thirty-five from a three hundred page volume) to his activities as a composer...

Copyright © 4 September 2010 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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CD INFORMATION: CARLO RAINALDI: CANTATE, DUETTI E LAMENTAZIONI

SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

ROME

ITALY

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