Barbara Strozzi, 1619-1677

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Selected Recordings

Lamento (Lagrime mie a che vi trattenete)

L’eraclito amoroso

Emanuela Galli

Selected Sheet Music

Cantate, ariette, e duetti, Op.2

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Source: IMSLP.org

Showcase Piece

L’amante segreto

Notes and Commentary

Barbara Strozzi (also called Barbara Valle) was an Italian Baroque singer and composer. Her compositions are firmly rooted in the seconda pratica tradition. Strozzi’s music evokes the spirit of Cavalli, heir of Monteverdi. However, her style is more lyrical, and more dependent on sheer vocal sound. Many of the texts for her early pieces were written by her father Giulio. Later texts were written by her father’s friends, and for many compositions she wrote her own texts. She lived from August 6, 1619, to November 11, 1677.—Excerpted from Wikipedia

More information on Barbara Strozzi can be found on BarbaraStrozzi.com, created and maintained by Dr. Candace Magner.

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Books and Music

Selected Books

My Tango with Barbara Strozzi (fiction)
Bloomsbury, 2007
Russell Hoban
$16.75 on Amazon

hoban

“Hoban is the best sort of genius … long indeed may he linger,” Guardian. “Russell Hoban is unclassifiable … he is an original; imaginative and inventive,” Sunday Times. “Darkly funny,” Daily Express. “Hoban’s writing is always a delight, exhilarating and inventive … a treat to read,” Daily Mail.—Excerpted reviews on Amazon

Selected Music

strozzi3 Pastimes of Euterpe (2007), 1 CD

strozzi4 Virtuosissima Cantatrice (1994), 1 CD

strozzi5 Sacri Musicali Affetti (2006), 1 CD

More Barbara Strozzi music

Complete Works

SOLO VOICE
S bc 2.01 Donna di maestà, di valor tanto
S bc 2.02 Begli occhi Voi pur, begl’ occhi
S bc 2.03 Il Romeo Vagò mendico il core
S bc,2 violins 2.04 Costume de grandi Godere e lasciare
S bc 2.05 La fanciulletta semplice Spesso per entro al petto
S bc 2.06 L’amante consolato Son tanto ito cercando

TWO VOICES
SS bc 1.21 Dal pianto de gli amanti scherniti Mordeva un bianco lino
SS bc 1.23 La vittoria Il gran Giove non si gloria
SS bc 1.01 Sonetto proemio dell’opera Mercè di voi
SS bc 1.09 Godere e tacere Gioisca al gioir
SS bc, 2 vln 2.18 La riamata da chi amava Dormi, dormi o mio dolore
SS bc 2.20 Gli occhi superbi Occhi superbi, si
SS bc 2.23 I baci O dolci, o cari
SA bc 3.08 Mentita S’io vi giuro
SA bc 3.09 Begli occhi Mi ferite, o begli occhi
SA bc 6.17 Sospira, respira
SA bc 1.02 Canto di bella bocca Che dolce udire
SA bc 1.08 Dialogo in partenza Anima del mio core

THREE VOICES
SSS bc 1.04 Le tre grazie a venere Bella madre d’Amor
SAB bc 3.10 Cor donato, cor rubato (Contrasto tra Filindo, Dori, e Tirsi) Ladra, tu ladra
SSB bc 3.11 Desideri vani Desideri vani
SSB bc 1.03 Consiglio Amoroso O soffrire, o fuggire
SSB bc 1.12 Godere in gioventù Nel bel fior di gioventù
ATB 2 vln, bc 1.20 Vecchio amante che rende la Piazza Io cedo, Amor, io cedo
ATB bc 1.19 Pace arrabbiata Come può, non come vuol
ATB bc 1.25 Conclusione dell’opera Voi sete, o begli occhi
ATB bc WoO1 Quis dabit mihi
TTB bc 1.10 Libertà Non ci lusinghi più

FOUR VOICES
SATB bc 1.11 Con le belle non ci vuol fretta Mi tien Filli
SATB bc 1.05 L’usignolo Quel misero usignolo
SATB bc 1.06 Silenzio nocivo Dolcissimi respiri
SATB bc 1.07 L’affetto umano Vago, instabil

FIVE VOICES
SATTB bc 1.13 L’amante modesto Volano frettolosi
SATTB bc 1.15 Priego ad Amore Pietosissimo Amore
SATTB bc 1.16 Gli amanti falliti Amor, Amor, noi ricorriamo a te
SSATB bc 1.14 Il contrasto de’ cinque sensi Chi di noi

VOICE WITH OBBLIGATO INSTRUMENTS
ATB 2 vln, bc 1.20 Vecchio amante che rende la Piazza Io cedo, Amor, io cedo
S bc, 2 violins 2.04 Costume de Grandi Godere e lasciare
S bc, 2 violins 2.09 La vendetta
SS bc, 2 violins 2.18 La riamata da chi amava Dormi, dormi o mio dolore
S bc, 2 violins 8.03 Hor che Apollo è a Teti in seno Serenata con violini

Source: Dr. Candace Magner, author and webmistress for BarbaraStrozzi.com

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