B Strozzi - La Voce Sola | Brilliant Classics 96436

B Strozzi - La Voce Sola

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 96436

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 17th September 2021

Contents

Artists

Renata Dubinskaite (mezzo-soprano)
Canto Fiorito

Works

Strozzi, Barbara

Che si puo fare
Diporti di Euterpe, Op.7
» Lagrime mie, a che vi trattenete?
» Sino alla morte
Havete torto
L'amante segreto
Moralita amorosa
Non vuole amar piu
O Maria, quam pulchra es
Parla alli suoi pensieri
Riamata da chi amava

Artists

Renata Dubinskaite (mezzo-soprano)
Canto Fiorito

About

An homage to the Baroque singer and composer Barbara Strozzi (1619–1677), this album is titled La voce sola. That final word, ‘single’, ‘only’ or ‘alone’, points to the fact that most of Strozzi’s works are written for solo voice, usually her own, a fact that makes her music especially intimate and personal. It emphasises the uniqueness of her musical language and her distinctive voice as a composer but also refers to the difficulties of her striving alone in her personal and creative endeavours. This recital is a career survey of this great composer, from her first collections to her last opus, in chronological order, including a world-premiere recording of a work with no opus number.

Born in Venice, Strozzi was one of the greatest Italian composers of the 17th century and one of the first women to write music. Among the most prolific composers of secular chamber music at that time, she established herself firmly in the history of music with her eight published collections of works and contributed to the creation of a new genre, the cantata.

After obtaining a PhD in art history and theory, Renata Dubinskaitė turned to music, and graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in opera singing in 2015. Under teachers such as María Cristina Kiehr, Barbara Bonney, Paul Eswood and others, Dubinskaitė specialises in the Baroque repertoire and other early music.

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