Barbara Strozzi: 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

Any other women Baroque composers? Yes. Get to know Leonora Duarte.

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