Francesco Landini c. It is believed to contain the vast majority of recordings with works by Landini, but has not yet been scoured for completeness. It also has undergone only minimal consistency checks regarding the various alternate spellings and corrupted titles given on recordings. It should prove informative nonetheless. Discographic material has been collected with substantial help, as always, from Pierre-F.

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Trascorse la maggior parte della sua vita come organista e maestro di cappella nella chiesa di San Lorenzo a Firenze. La grande fama di cui egli ha goduto presso i suoi contemporanei permette di avvalersi di fonti iconografiche che lo ritraggono, di citazioni letterarie che descrivono la sua opera, di codici miniati che tramandano le sue musiche. Francesco Landini or Landino approx. Composer, poet, organist and organology expert was blind since childhood. He spent most of his life as organist and choirmaster at the church of San Lorenzo in Florence.

He is an author representative of an era and a place, the Florence that has lived the nightmare of the Black Death in The great reputation which he enjoyed among his contemporaries allows the use of iconographic sources of him, of literary quotes that describe his work, of illuminated manuscripts that transmit its music.

Like other contemporary authors he carried out an independent and parallel compositional activity from his job in San Lorenzo and wrote primarily secular music, in particular dealt with the kind of ballad, which radically transformed. The teaching unit presented here examines the ballad Ecco la primavera. It is divided into several independent sections and at the same time closely related: through reflective listening and conscious to conduct the class to identify the structure and character of the ballad teaching of listening.

The analysis of historical sources can then shed light on the context of production and fruition of the piece, as well as the personality of the composer teaching of history. Finally, the data acquired will facilitate execution aware of the ballad itself, that is in line with his style and inserted into the soundscape for which it was produced teaching of execution.


Ecco la primavera, ballata for 2 voices, S. 58

Summer is a joyous and warm time, autumn the time of harvest and preparation for the coming ravages of winter. The return of spring, then, represents new life and new flowering; it is the most fertile time for the celebration of physical love. The deeply felt consciousness of the seasons may be seen in the illustrated calendars that open Books of Hours; it inhabits the poetry and music of those with leisure time to compose them. It was quite early in the musical career of Francesco Landini that he approached the topic of the sensual rites of spring.


Landini- Ecco la primavera (R. Niu)


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