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Maria, dolce Maria

Rachel Podger and her ensemble Brecon Baroque perform works by female composers from the 17th century, as well as Bach and Handel.

As part of Kings Place's year-long exploration of the work of women composers, and broadcast ahead of tomorrow's International Women’s Day, Rachel Podger and her ensemble Brecon Baroque perform works by female composers from the 17th century. Both Francesca Caccini and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre enjoyed long careers as professional composers, in the Florentine Medici court and Versailles respectively, while Isabella Leonarda (at the age of sixteen) entered the convent of Collegio di Sant'Orsola, where she spent the rest of her life and composed over a period of sixty years.

Recorded at Kings Place, London
Presented by Natasha Riordan

Francesca Caccini: Selections from Il primo libro delle musiche: ‘Romanesca’ (arr. Luigi Cozzolino); No 4 Madrigal ‘Maria, dolce Maria’; No 34 Canzonatta ‘Fresche aurette’; No 28 Canzonatta ‘Non sò se quel sorriso’
Isabella Leonarda: Sonata duodecima, Op 16
Handel: ‘Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden’ and 'Künft’ger Zeiten eitler Kummer' (from Neun Deutsche Arien)
Francesca Caccini: Ciaccona from Il primo libro delle musiche (arr. Luigi Cozzolino)

Interval music

Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Violin Sonata No 2 in D
JS Bach: Cello Suite No 2 in D minor BWV 1008 (transposed into A minor for violin)
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre: Les Sommeil d’Ulisse from Cantates françoises, No. 3
Francesca Caccini: 'O chiome belle' from Il primo libro delle musiche

Brecon Baroque:
Rachel Podger (violin)
Ciara Hendrick (mezzo soprano)
Reiko Ichise (gamba)
Marcin Świątkiewicz (harpsichord)
Daniele Caminiti (theorbo/guitar)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Music Played

  • Francesca Caccini

    'Romanesca' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Music Arranger: Luigi Cozzolino.
  • Francesca Caccini

    'Maria, dolce Maria' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Francesca Caccini

    'Fresche aurette' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Francesca Caccini

    'Non sò se quel sorriso' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Isabella Leonarda

    Sonata duodecima, Op 16

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Performer: Marcin Świątkiewicz.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden' (9 German Arias)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • George Frideric Handel

    'Künft'ger Zeiten eitler Kummer' (9 German Arias)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Francesca Caccini

    'Ciaccona' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Music Arranger: Luigi Cozzolino. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Judith Weir

    Ave Regina Caelorum

    Choir: Marian Consort. Conductor: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Cecilia McDowall

    Alma Redemptoris Mater

    Choir: The Marian Consort. Conductor: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Roxanna Panufnik

    St Pancras Magnificat

    Choir: The Marian Consort. Conductor: Rory McCleery.
    • DELPHIAN.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    Violin Sonata No 2 in D major

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cello Suite No 2, BWV1008 (transposed into A minor for violin)

    Performer: Rachel Podger.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

    'Le Sommeil d'Ulisse' (Cantates Françoises, No 3)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Francesca Caccini

    'O chiome belle' (Il primo libro delle musiche)

    Performer: Rachel Podger. Singer: Ciara Hendrick. Ensemble: Brecon Baroque.
  • Lili Boulanger

    D'un matin de printemps

    Performer: Gemma McGregor. Performer: Kesia Decote.
  • Clara Schumann

    Romance in B minor

    Performer: Magnus Svensson.
  • Germaine Tailleferre

    Concertino for harp and orchestra

    Performer: Gillian Benet. Orchestra: The Women’s Philharmonic. Conductor: JoAnn Falletta.
    • KOCH.

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