Fabrizio Fillimarino was a lutenist in Gesualdo’s academy, and the sour chromatics of his opening motif add a distinctly Neapolitan touch to the Canzon Cromatica
. This piece is found in a manuscript copied by the composer Luigi Rossi for Macque, his teacher.
from notes by Andrew Lawrence-King © 1987
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