The title Giacomo Facco: Master of Kings is translated literally from Uberto Zanolli’s Giacomo Facco: Maestro de reyes, the rst major biography on this musician and composer.
Giacomo Facco was born on 1676 in the Most Serene Republic of Venice, in the small village of Marsango. The first documentary records of his work are in a series of cantatas, dated 1702, kept in Naples. It is there he may have started working for Antonio Spi?nola. The Spi?nola family was part of the high Spanish nobility and Antonio, during the War of the Spanish Succession, was appointed Viceroy of Sicily, where he lived until 1713. Facco also moved there with the marquis’ court, and had a period of intense activity, during which he premiered several operas and oratorios, as well as some cantatas.
The music selected on this DSD Album Giacomo Facco: Master of Kings is a journey through his cantatas and his cello music, exemplifying two stages of the composer’s life; works from the years he worked in Italy and works from the time he spent in Spain. After the success achieved with their first recording with COBRA records, Guillermo Turina, Eugenia Boix and Tomoko Matsuoka are back with this album of Giacomo Facco’s works. The world premiere recording of a monographic chamber music repertory by an Italian composer who is probably one of the most important and in uent composers of the Spanish Baroque era.