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date: 23 October 2019

Ricci de Tingoli, Cesarinalocked

  • Christine Fischer


(fl 1597). Italian composer. She was related by birth to the family of Cardinal Giovanni Ricci (1497–1574) and by marriage to the noble Tingoli family of Rimini. Her only known publication, Il Primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci (Venice, 1597), contains 14 five-voice madrigals and an eight-voice dialogue by Ricci along with two madrigals by the otherwise unknown Alberto Ghirlinzoni. Only two partbooks of this print survive, but a manuscript tablature (D-Mbs Mus Ms 4480) includes complete versions of one of Ricci's and one of Ghirlinzoni’s madrigals. The print is dedicated to Cardinal Cinzio Aldobrandini. All known authors of the texts set by Ricci (Antonio Ongaro, Tasso and Guarini) were associated with the academy Aldobrandini held at the Vatican. The dedication text, which was signed from Monte Colombo, a village near Rimini, suggests that Ricci was also close to this circle. Ricci's print contains short, homophonic pieces with repetitive villanella-structures as well as lengthy madrigals with passages in sophisticated imitative style. Her pieces are similar in style to some collections of Ruggiero Giovannelli who might have been her teacher....

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