Live at the BBC Proms: Mariana Flores, Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón celebrate the 400th anniversary of pioneering Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi.
Live at BBC Proms: Mariana Flores, Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón celebrate the 400th anniversary of pioneering Venetian composer Barbara Strozzi. A selection of love songs by Strozzi and her contemporaries includes the poignant ‘Lagrime mie’ and ‘Che si può fare’.
Presented by Petroc Trelawny from Cadogan Hall.
Barbara Strozzi: L'amante segreto
Antonia Bembo: Ercole amante – 'Mingannasti in verità'
Barbara Strozzi: Che si può fare
Antonia Bembo: Ercole amante – 'Volgete altrove il guardo'
Barbara Strozzi: Sino alla morte
Francesco Cavalli: Ercole amante – 'E vuol dunque Ciprigna'
Barbara Strozzi: Lagrime mie
Mariana Flores (soprano)
Leonardo García Alarcón (harpsichord/organ/director)
Few composers paint human emotion as vividly or with greater insight, wit and poignancy than Barbara Strozzi whose songs and madrigals stand alongside Monteverdi’s as some of the greatest of the age.
Argentine soprano Mariana Flores and period-instrument ensemble Cappella Mediterranea celebrate Strozzi’s anniversary with a selection of love songs by the composer and her contemporaries, including the arresting ‘Lagrime mie’ and the touching ‘Che si puo fare’.