Cesare Rinaldi

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Portrait of Cesare Rinaldi. From the book "Le glorie degli Incogniti", 1647.

Cesare Rinaldi (1559–1636) was one of Bologna's most eminent poets.[1] His verse was set to music as madrigals by Salamone Rossi and the circle of the Gonzaga Court at Mantua.[2] He also wrote verse praising composers, such as Alessandro Striggio.


  • Delle rime di Cesare Rinaldi bolognese: parte sesta al sereniss. Sig. don Cesare d'Este duca di Modona printer Gio. Rossi, 1598 - 129 pages.

Lyrics set as madrigals[edit]


  1. ^ Carlo Cesare Malvasia (conte), Anne Summerscale Malvasia's Life of the Caracci p367 - 2000 "RINALDI, Cesare: Cesare Rinaldi (1559-1636) was one of Bologna's most eminent poets and was well known throughout Italy."
  2. ^ Joel Newman The madrigals of Salamon de' Rossi 1962 "Cesare Rinaldi,and Rinuccini, all of whom were then living and were at one time or another in some relation to the Gonzaga Court"