Giovanni Battista Guarini

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Giovanni Battista Guarini
Giovanni Battista Guarini, engraving by Lucas Kilian
Giovanni Battista Guarini, Venice 1602, by Lucas Kilian
DiedOctober 7, 1612(1612-10-07) (aged 73)
  • Librettist
  • Poet
Notable work
"Il pastor fido"

Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538 – 1612) was an Italian poet, dramatist, and diplomat. His "Occhi miei che vedeste", set to music by Benedetto Ferrari, is contained in the latter's Musiche Varie.[1]

He is most famous for his libretto "il pastor fido", which was style-defining at the time it was published.[2]

Giovanni Battista Guarini in Philippe Jaroussky's discography, filmography and performance history

Studio albums

Year Title Composer Studio album
2003 Occhi miei che vedeste Benedetto Ferrari Musiche Varie (Album)

On video

Year Work Composer DVD, Blu-ray,other

Concert programs

Year Work Composer Concert program

See the respective program page for a list of possible recordings.

Complete list of musical pieces using Giovanni Battista Guarini's libretti

This listing only reflects the musical pieces performed by Philippe Jaroussky.

Year published or performed Title Composer Work Album, video or concert program Year first published/performed
2003 Occhi miei che vedeste Giovanni Battista Guarini Musiche Varie, Book I Musiche Varie (Album) 1633


  1. "Benedetto Ferrari, Musice Varie, Book one: RISM A/I: F 265". IMSLP. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. "Giovanni Battista Guarini". Wikipedia. Archived from the original on September 29, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.

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