Cavalieri, Emilio de

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Cavalieri, Emilio de' (b Rome, c.1550; d Rome, 1602). It. composer who was at the Medici Court in Florence and a member of Camerata. One of first to use basso continuo. Wrote at least 4 early mus.-dramas to texts by Guidiccioni and a morality-play, forerunner of oratorio, La rappresentazione di anima e di corpo (The Representation of Soul and Body) to a text by Manni, f.p. 1600.