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Giovanni Picchi

1571-1643 IT, Venice
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Giovanni Picchi (1571 or 1572 – 17 May 1643) was an Italian composer, organist, lutenist, and harpsichordist of the early Baroque era. He was a late follower of the Venetian School, and was influential in the development and differentiation of instrumental forms which were just beginning to appear, such as the sonata and the ensemble canzona; in addition he was the only Venetian of his time to write dance music for harpsichord.

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Canzon 19 a 8 on Recorder Quartet: Early Italian Recorder Music & English Consort Music by Flanders Recorder Quartet
Picchi: Intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo: No. 5, Ballo alla polacha con il suo saltarello on Melancholy Grace by Jean Rondeau
Ballo Ongaro on Romanesca by Sophie Yates
Passamezzo on Dialoghi venetiani by La Fenice & Jean Tubéry
Picchi: Intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo: No. 5, Ballo alla polacha con il suo saltarello (Alternate Version II) on Melancholy Grace by Jean Rondeau
Canzon decima quinta à 6 on Puer natus est by Concerto Palatino, Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal & Christopher Jackson
Ballo alla polacha on Romanesca by Sophie Yates
Todescha on Romanesca by Sophie Yates
Picchi: Intavolatura di balli d’arpicordo: No. 5, Ballo alla polacha con il suo saltarello (Alternate Version I) on Melancholy Grace by Jean Rondeau
Ballo ditto il Pichi on Romanesca by Sophie Yates

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Title Artist Year Type
Orfeo FantasiaClaudio Monteverdi, Tobias Hume, Pierre Guédron, Giulio Caccini, Giovanni Picchi, Sigismondo D'India, John Dowland, Montreal Baroque2005Album
Giovanni Picchi E La Scuola VenezianaGiovanni Picchi, Sperindio Bertoldo, Gioseffo Guami, Claudio Merulo, Annibale Padovano, Vincenzo Bell´Haver, Martino Pesenti, Fabio Bonizzoni2000Compil.
The Floating City (Sonatas, Canzonas And Dances By Two Of Monteverdi's Contemporaries)Dario Castello, Giovanni Picchi, His Majestys Sagbutts And Cornetts1998Album
Messe Venitienne De 1640 / A 1640 Venetian MassGiovanni Antonio Rigatti, Massimiliano Neri, Giovanni Picchi, Carlo Gesualdo, Claudio Monteverdi, Dario Castello, Lodovico Viadana1997Album
Selva Morale E Spirituale / Canzoni Da SonarClaudio Monteverdi, Giovanni Picchi, La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata, Roland Wilson1993Album
Danze E Toccata - 9 Stücke Für Cembalo, 9 Pieces For HarpsichordGiovanni Picchi, Ton Koopman1976Album
Musik Für Blöckflöte, Fagott Und CembaloDario Castello, Giovanni Bassano, Giovanni Picchi, Jacob Jan Van Eyck, Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann, Christoph Schaffrath, Marianne Lüthi, Walter Stiftner, Rudolf ScheideggerAlbum
Dances For Harpsichord / Music For HarpsichordRafael Puyana, Giovanni Picchi / Girolamo FrescobaldiAlbum
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