L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! that leads me to weep. Oh heavens! in my cherished and beautiful beloved, that I thought so faithful. Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito amoroso. With Sara Mingardo (contralto), Ivano Zanenghi (theorbo) and Giorgio Dal Monte (harpsichord). Barbara Strozzi ( . Barbara Strozzi. L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2. Composition Information ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr.

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You can hear the pain and grief in the voice of the singer as she emulates the sobs of an unrequited love. Not only are the lyrics similar, but also listen for the hesitations, dissonances, and sob-like embellishments. Some accounts have claimed that she was a courtesan, but this is very unlikely to be true, and the reports are probably spurred on by the most famous portrait of her at the top of the pagein which she appears to have had an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.

These were imposed on me when I found myself far from the city, and thus I could not be heard. Notice the similarities between this piece and Lagrime Mie. Her accomplishments as a composer and performer are truly impressive, so why is it that she does not enjoy the acclaim of artists such as Henry Purcell and J.

For me, reading this letter made Barbara Strozzi a real person with real concerns.

So much sorrow afflicts me, that it kills me, and buries me. I sold my belongings, and deposited all of the money in the Mint, well in agreement that the public calamity should become the calamity of private wealth.

Barbara Strozzi

But, if this inconstant and treacherous lover denies me his faith, at least, o tears, be faithful to me strozzzi death. May every sadness assail me, every mourning last forever. Most of her work is written for accompanied female voice. With all odds against her, Barbara Strozzi radically transformed western music during the Baroque period.

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Every torture enchants me, every pain pleases me. First, and perhaps because of the influence of her poet father, Strozzi took tremendous care taken over the setting of the texts, creating a really intimate relationship between the words and the music. Kneeling, I implore you to pity the miseries of a large family, and grant me pardon, so that my arguments will be heard by some tribunal; so that even I might achieve that charitable relief that in this Most Serene State has never been denied to the tears of poverty.


Posted by Megan at 9: My Tango With Barbara Strozzi. The book, published inis proof and hope that Barbara Strozzi has impacted not only Western music, but also western society and culture.

It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d at least give it a look. This is the amazing real-life story of the Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi who barbaara one of the first women to have her music published in her own name. She leans back in her chair, her blouse well off her shoulders, her bodice lowered to expose her breasts, her left hand grasping the neck of a viola da gamba. I believed that having, with this voluntary sacrifice, done my duty to the possible limit of my resources, I would never be constrained to do the impossible.

I find that a direct source can give such insight into the life of a historical character. The Musical Quarterly, Vol. This is a letter in which she is seeking exemption from a tax which I’m sure we can all appreciate, especially at this time of year! Posted by Amofoso at Here are some quotes I found particularly amusing. Second, her harmony is really… quite wacky. In reality, the uncovered breast is likely to show her motherhood and her artistic temperament rather than her loose morals!

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During this time barbarw the Baroque period, it was still very uncommon for women to participate in musical activities, let alone composition.

Most women of the time were obliged to use a male pseudonym in order to get their creative works in print. Both of these pieces typify Strozzi style and I think exemplify a lot of the emotions she probably struggled with in a “man’s world” both in love and life.

Babara was a forward-thinking entrepreneurial and independent woman who ingenuity shone through in her life and in her music. Dead for so many years but she reached out of the frame and clasped me to her opulent bosom. As my condition did not permit me to help Her with my blood, I gathered up all my possessions: Barbara Strozzi was a big name in 17th-century Italy, hailed as the most prolific composer of printed secular vocal music in Venice.


My only pleasure is weeping, I erac,ito revel in my tears. In this blog, I will explore the life and career of Barbara Strozzi and share the little known knowledge about this astounding composer. Grief is my delight, and wailing is my joy. Born in in Venice, Barbara was the illegitimate daughter of the renowned poet Giulio Strozzi, and spent her life in very liberal circles within 17th-century Venetian Society.

Barbara Strozzi impacted western music not erackito by what she composed but who she was: She was a capable lute player and developed a reputation barbarz one of the best singers of the time for her performances at private concerts around the city.

Kneeling, I implore Your Excellency not to permit the destruction of a household unable to pay, that has devoted to the Public as much as it had [to give]. As I started to read it I was surprised to find that it is a novel in which the protagonist is infatuated with Barbara Strozzi.

Latest features See more Latest eracpito. L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! The song is a chaconne — slow and in triple time — and it involves variations on a harmonic progression. Lagrime Mie Cantata s PDF of Score The lyrics of this piece are extraordinarily modern check out the translation and comparison to some more modern love laments.

Sobbing heals me, sighing comforts me. Take a erqclito at the video below and listen to the composition. Nonetheless, I suddenly see myself obligated by a mandate of the Most Excellent Governors of Income to pay into the Mint two taxes of ducats each.