On the 7th of October Michela and I will perform a program of beautiful Italian Baroque music by female composers. For tickets and practical information click here!
Michela and I have been a duo in the past few years and had coachings with the iconic Christina Pluhar, mostly known for her ensemble l´Arpeggiata. The early Italian baroque offers a lot of elegant music, but mostly the music from male composers is heard in concert halls today. Luckily female composers have made an uprise in the last few years and Michela and I are happy to be part of this movement.
Most female composers in Italy in the 17th century were nuns who had the time and means to compose. Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704) is a wonderful example of that. She published a lot of music throughout her life and because of her long life developed her style to go with the times. We’re excited to perform her relatively unknown but beautiful work “Nive Puer”.
Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini are exceptions to the rule and were non-nun-composers. Strozzi had coachings with Francesco Cavalli and added her own dramatic flare to the style she adapted from him. Francesca learned the craft through her father Giulio Caccini. Her upbeat, light, strophic songs are a nice counterpart to the music of full on dramaqueen Barbara Strozzi.
We hope to see you there!
Thank you to Stichting Eigen Muziekinstrument for helping Michela purchase her baroque harp and creating opportunities for us to create perform our concert programs.