Sprezzatura - Virtuoso Music of 17th-Century Italy

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1 Salaverde: Canzon Prima A 3 3:00 $1.49 Buy
2 Rossi: Sonata Sopra L'aria Dei Ruggiero 4:05 $1.49 Buy
3 Frescobaldi: Canzona Seconda A Tre 2:19 $1.49 Buy
4 Castello: Duodecima Sonata, Libro Secondo 7:46 44.1/16 Album only
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7 Frescobaldi: Toccata Settima 3:03 $1.49 Buy
8 Marini: Sonata Sopra La Monica 4:05 $1.49 Buy
9 Picchi: Ballo Ditto Il Steffanin 1:48 $1.49 Buy
10 Picchi: Todescha 2:19 $1.49 Buy
11 Picchi: Padoana Ditta La Ongara 2:43 $1.49 Buy
12 Castello: Duodecima Sonata, Libro Primo 7:10 44.1/16 Album only
13 Marini: Balleto Primo 3:14 $1.49 Buy
14 Marini: Sonata Sopra Fuggi Dolente Core 2:54 $1.49 Buy
15 Frescobaldi: Canzon Terza 3:13 $1.49 Buy
16 Rossi: Sonata Detta La Casalasca 2:02 $1.49 Buy
17 Frescobaldi: Canzona Prima A Tre 3:07 $1.49 Buy
18 Frescobaldi: Aria Detta La Frescobalda 2:56 $1.49 Buy
19 Merula: Chiaccona 3:09 $1.49 Buy

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The term Sprezzatura was used in this sense by Baldassare Castiglione in his manual for gracious living, Il libro del cortegiano (The Book of the Courtier, 1528), and was claimed for professional musicians by Giulio Caccini in his preface to Euridice (1600) and Le nuove musiche (1602). According to Castiglione, the noble who turns to music should "dissimulate the care and effort that is required to do anything well; and let him appear to esteem but little this accomplishment of his, yet by performing it excellently well, make others esteem it highly."
- Scott Metcalfe