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Proms at … Cadogan Hall 2: A Celebration of Barbara Strozzi

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)
Cappella Mediterranea
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’.

57 minutes

Music Played

  • Barbara Strozzi

    L'amante segreto

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Antonia Bembo

    Produzioni armoniche consacrate a Luigi XIV - 'Mingannasti in verita'

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Che si puo fare

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Antonia Bembo

    Produzioni armoniche consacrate a Luigi XIV - 'Volgete altrove il guardo

    Performer: Rodrigo Calveyra. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Sino alla morte

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Francesco Cavalli

    Ercole amante - 'E vuol dunque Ciprigna

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Performer: Cappella Mediterranea.
  • Barbara Strozzi

    Lagrime mie

    Performer: Mariana Flores. Choir: Cappella Mediterranea.

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