Alessandro Piccinini
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Alessandro Piccinini

Alessandro Piccinini Biography (Wikipedia)

Alessandro Piccinini (30 December 1566 – c. 1638), was an Italian lutenist and composer.

Piccinini was born in Bologna into a musical family: his father Leonardo Maria Piccinini taught lute playing to Alessandro as well as his brothers Girolamo (d. 1615) and Filippo (d. 1648). He held appointments at the Este court in Ferrara (from 1582 to 1597) and with Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, papal legate at Bologna and Ferrara. Piccinini died around 1638, probably in Bologna.

He is best known for his two volumes of lute music: Intavolatura di Liuto et di Chitarrone, libro primo (Bologna, 1623) and Intavolaturo di Liuto (Bologna, 1639), the latter published posthumously by his son Leonardo Maria Piccinini. The 1623 collection is of particular importance because of Piccinini's lengthy preface, which includes a detailed manual on performance, as well as claims to have invented the archlute (Piccinini also made important modifications to the chitarrone). Piccinini concentrated on toccatas, courantes and galliards, as well as different kinds of variations. No other works by Piccinini are known; his music for La selva sin amor, the first opera performed in Spain, composed by his brother Filippo Piccinini is lost.

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Romancesca con partite variate (Inavalatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623)
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Romancesca con partite variate (Inavalatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623)
Alessandro Piccinini
Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata III
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Intavolatura di liuto et di chitarrone, 1623: Toccata III
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata Cromatica
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Toccata Cromatica
Domenico Pellegrini
Courante per la X (Pellegrini); Chiaccona in partite variate (Piccinini)
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Courante per la X (Pellegrini); Chiaccona in partite variate (Piccinini)
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata; Mariona alla vera spagnola, chiaccona
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Toccata; Mariona alla vera spagnola, chiaccona
Alessandro Piccinini
Corrente Vi Sopra L'alemana
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Corrente Vi Sopra L'alemana
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Toccata VI
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Toccata VI
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Ciaconna
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Ciaconna

Ciaconna

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Frances Kelly (harp)
David Miller (theorbo)
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Toccata XIII
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Toccata XIII
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Toccata
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Toccata
Alessandro Piccinini
Corrente No. 1 For Archlute
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Corrente No. 1 For Archlute
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata No. 1 For Archlute
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Toccata No. 1 For Archlute
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Toccata VI
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Toccata VI
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Toccata
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Toccata
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Toccata no. 12
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Toccata no. 12
Monica Pustilnik & Alessandro Piccinini
Saravanda alla Francese
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Saravanda alla Francese

Saravanda alla Francese

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Monica Pustilnik
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Intavolatura di Liuto, et di Chitarrone, Book 1 - Corrente I
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Intavolatura di Liuto, et di Chitarrone, Book 1 - Corrente I
Alessandro Piccinini
Corrente I
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Corrente I
Alessandro Piccinini
Canzone for three lutes
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Canzone for three lutes
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata cromatica No. 12 for archlute [1623]
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Toccata cromatica No. 12 for archlute [1623]
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata/Chiaccona from Intavolatura di liuto, et di chitarrone, libro primo
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Toccata/Chiaccona from Intavolatura di liuto, et di chitarrone, libro primo
Alessandro Piccinini
Chiaccona
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Chiaccona
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Toccata no. 4 for archlute [Intavolatura, 1623]
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Toccata no. 4 for archlute [Intavolatura, 1623]
Alessandro Piccinini
Chiaccona in partite variate for chitarrone (feat. Nigel North)
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Chiaccona in partite variate for chitarrone (feat. Nigel North)
Alessandro Piccinini
Toccata no. 10 (feat. Nigel North)
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Toccata no. 10 (feat. Nigel North)
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