Hildegard von Bingen is a tough act to follow for anyone. But about years later Barbara Strozzi appears in Venice (). Another. Strozzi wrote and published prolifically, and her cantatas are worth study and discussion. Strozzi’s cantata, Lagrime mie, is a lament that presents such material . Barbara Strozzi () achieved success in the seventeenth century in , comes Lagrime mie, or My tears (Robin ). Analysis of this piece reveals .

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A Double Faced Medea: Barbara Strozzi was an influential composer in the Baroque Era. Strozzi died in Padua in aged Strozzi wrote and published prolifically, and her strozzj are worth study and discussion.

She became known as an outstanding singer with a beautiful voice.

Barbara Strozzi | On Baroque

It is conceivable that Strozzi may have been a courtesanalthough she may have merely been the target of jealous slander by her male contemporaries. By continuing lafrime use this website, you agree to their use.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, etrozzi here: Many researchers have assumed that she was a courtesan but other researchers have cast doubt on that assumption. He did not, apparently, leave anything to her or her children in his will. However, her style is more lyrical, and more dependent on sheer vocal sound.

Barbara Strozzi

Publishing was very expensive and paper costly. After the aria, a short recitative leads to a triple time bel canto section built on a descending-fourth basso continuo, which is abandoned for two closing sections, the first ending deceptively on G major measurethe atrozzi on the tonic E minor.


She never married, but lived with her parents lagrome her four children, until the death of her parents, remaining afterwards in the family home.

She dedicated her works to different aristocrats: Following the arioso, she recalls the weeping lament measures 49 — 60 in which she syrozzi the conventional emblem of the lament-the descending bass in triple meter.

She is believed to have been buried at Eremitani. The members of the academy encouraged her to set their poems to music. Not much is known of her childhood but it is known that she studied with Francesco Cavalli, the Director of St.

Lagrime mie | Baroque Era Music History

Retrieved from ” https: He seemed to be interested in exhibiting her considerable vocal talents to a wider audience.

Her father created the Academia degli Unisoni to exhibit her talents.

He was a patron of the arts and supporter of early opera. He is in so much pain and depression that his tears are gone and refuse to flow in order to release this pain and, of course, he wishes for death.

This site uses cookies. She was also compositionally gifted, and her father arranged for her to study with composer Francesco Cavalli. The tormented poet weeping over his lost love sings: In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Heinrich Schlusnus — — A blessed voice. Wikimedia Barbqra has media related to Barbara Strozzi. After Vidman’s death it is likely that Strozzi supported herself by means of her investments and by her compositions.

Lamento – Lagrime mie, a che vi trattenete (Barbara Strozzi)

Later texts were written by her father’s colleagues, and for many compositions she may have written her own texts. She lagirme just over motets, madrigals, arias and cantatas, in eight volumes, between and and is credited with popularizing the cantata, which she wrote for the lyric soprano. Strizzi was said to be “the most prolific composer — man or woman — of printed secular vocal music in Venice in the Middle of the century.

She was beautiful and witty and acted as mistress of ceremonies, setting the topics ,agrime selecting the winners and performing her work. Her cantatas were chamber music, intended for intimate gatherings rather than public performances for large audiences at strozzl opera.

The text speaks in first person about a man whose love interest has been locked away from him. Carlo, Duke of Mantua, Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria to mention a few, never achieving the patronage of a wealthy aristocrat.