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Various authors: I viaggi di Caravaggio, Jessica Gould, Diego Cantalupi
By Diego Cantalupi

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By Diego Cantalupi and Jessica Gould. By Anonymous, Benedetto Ferrari, Giovanni Antonio Rigatti, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger, Laurencinus Romanus, Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665), Giovanni Felice Sances (1600-1679), and Tarquinio Merula. Classical. CD. Naxos #MVC017043. Published by Naxos (NX.MVC017043).

Item Number: NX.MVC017043

Rome, May 28 1606, Between the hours of seven and ten in the evening, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, painter and scholar of S. Luica, after a quarrel during a game of 'pallacorda' (tennis), mortally injured Ranuccio Tommasoni. In reality, the game of tennis was only a pretese: Caravaggio had had a relationship with Lavinia Giugioli, wife of Tommasoni, from which issued a daughter. But that wasn't all: Tommasoni would have hated Caravaggio also for 'professional' motivations. Despite originating from a wealthy family, Tommasoni was reputedly stopped by the Vatican police in the company of a prostiture, and determined to be her pimp, putting him in the company of and competition with Caravaggio who during his Roman sojourn would have engaged in the same profession.

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