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Wydawnictwo: Bis
Nr katalogowy: BISSACD 2248
Nośnik: 1 SACD
Data wydania: styczeń 2017
EAN: 7318599922485
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Epoka muzyczna: barok, renesans
Obszar (język): włoski, angielski
Instrumenty: , lutnia
Rodzaj: wariacje

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Purcell / Strozzi / Caccini: Heroines of Love and Loss

Bis - BISSACD 2248
Ruby Hughes, soprano
Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, cello
Jonas Nordberg, lute
Nagrody i rekomendacje
ICMA Award Nomination Limelight Classica 4 Diapason d'Or Luister 10 Gramophone Editor's Choice SA-CD.net 5 Stars Pizzicato 5
Henry Purcell:
Oh! lead me to some peaceful gloom
Dido’s Lament

John Bennet:
Venus’ Birds

Barbara Strozzi:
Lamento (Lagrimemie)
L’Eraclito amoroso

Claudia Sessa:
Occhi io vissi di voi

Francesca Caccini:
Lasciatemi qui solo

Lucrezia Vizzana:
O magnum mysterium

The Willow Song
O death, rock me asleep
The women appearing before our ears throughout this programme range from the Virgin Mary and Dido, queen of Carthage, to Shakespeare’s Desdemona and the unfortunate Anne Boleyn, waiting for her execution in the Tower of London in 1536. But the disc also features four other heroines–the Italian composers Claudia Sessa, Francesca Caccini, Lucrezia Vizzana and Barbara Strozzi. All active between 1590 –1675, they will have required great courage to rise above the social conventions of the time, but this surprisingly productive period for female composers also offered an opportunity that would disappear in later centuries: the all-female environment provided by the convent. More than half of the women who published music before 1700 were nuns, including Sessaand Vizzana, who are here represented by brief meditations on the suffering and death of Christ.

Cacciniand Strozzi, on the other hand, lived very much in the secular world –Cacciniat the Florentine court and Strozzias a free-lance musician and composer in Venice. Unhindered by the restrictions imposed by the church on sacred music they both adhered to the new stile modernochampioned by Claudio Monteverdi. Celebrated for their singing, they composed vocal music which makes ‘the words the mistress of the harmony and not the servant’, to quote Monteverdi’s brother Giulio Cesare. The soprano Ruby Hugheshas already made her name for herself in a wide-ranging repertoire, but has a special love for the constellation of lute, cello and voice. With Jonas Nordbergand and Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann– who also contribute instrumental solos –she here revels in the dramatic and expressive potential offered by this trio combination, and by the music by these female composers and their English colleagues Henry Purcelland John Bennet.

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  • ACD 22704
  • ADX 13718
  • SIGCD 574
  • ALC 1377
  • AV 2394
  • ERP 10518
  • CHAN 0819
  • ACC 24356
  • COR 16171
  • CHR 77434