Hildegard von Bingen is a tough act to follow for anyone. But about years later Barbara Strozzi appears in Venice (). Another. Strozzi wrote and published prolifically, and her cantatas are worth study and discussion. Strozzi’s cantata, Lagrime mie, is a lament that presents such material . Barbara Strozzi () achieved success in the seventeenth century in , comes Lagrime mie, or My tears (Robin ). Analysis of this piece reveals .

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Her Baroque compositions were published in her lifetime. This site uses cookies.

All of these intense emotions are ripe for text-painting, a favorite musical technique of Baroque composers that I will discuss here. A cantata came to mean a composition with continuo, solo voice based on a dramatic or lyrical text. Giulio himself was illegitimate, born in Venice, the son of Robert Strozzi later recognized by hima member of one of the most wealthy and powerful families of Florence, Italy. The tormented poet weeping over his lost love sings: Except for two stanzas of four eight-syllable lines each, which Strozzi set as a strophic aria measures 71 — 87 the ariathe text is made up of madrigal type verse of seven-and-eleven syllable lines without a regular rhyme scheme.

Heinrich Schlusnus — — A blessed voice. She was most likely the illegitimate daughter of Strozzi and Isabella Garzoni, his long-time servant and heir. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


A Double Faced Medea: She was also compositionally gifted, and her father arranged for her to study with composer Francesco Cavalli. Strozzi died in Padua in aged He is in so much pain and depression that his tears are gone and refuse to flow in order to release this pain and, of course, he wishes for death.

This group was mainly responsible for the invention and spread of opera. However, her style is more lyrical, and more dependent on sheer vocal sound. Her lyrics were often poetic and well-articulated.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Nearly three-quarters of her printed works were written for sopranobut she also published works for other voices. Retrieved from ” https: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Her cantatas were chamber music, intended for intimate gatherings rather than public performances for large audiences at the opera. Not much is known of her childhood but it is known that she studied with Francesco Cavalli, the Director of St.

Barbara Strozzi: Lagrime Mie

She was baptised in the church of Santa Sofia in the Cannaregio district sestiere of Venice. Her art in barbaga and love combined to make her a successful musician-composer in Venice.

Views Read Edit View history. Publishing was very expensive and paper costly. This is an interesting occurrence because she was a female composer in a time when women were not prominent composers, much less prominent in anything.


She is believed to have been buried at Eremitani.

Posted by loweba on September 24, https: Carlo, Duke of Mantua, Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria to mention a few, never achieving the patronage of a wealthy barbafa. In she traveled to Padua, Italy where, after an illness of several months, she died and was buried in the Eremitani, an ancient church.

Lagrime mie | Baroque Era Music History

She was probably his natural daughter, legitimized in his will of It is conceivable that Strozzi may have been a courtesanalthough she may have merely been the target of jealous slander by her male contemporaries. The text speaks in first person about a man whose love interest has been locked away from lagriime.

She spent her life composing and spent much of her money on publishing her works. Undoubtedly her music has achieved immortality because she did not have to write to please a wealthy patron, but put to music the heartfelt poems of her father and friends.

Her father created the Academia degli Unisoni to exhibit her talents. The words though, are those of a man. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: