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L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! that leads me to weep. Oh heavens! in my cherished and beautiful beloved, that I thought so faithful. Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito amoroso. With Sara Mingardo (contralto), Ivano Zanenghi (theorbo) and Giorgio Dal Monte (harpsichord). Barbara Strozzi ( . Barbara Strozzi. L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2. Composition Information ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr.

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The song is a chaconne — slow and in triple time — and it involves variations on a harmonic progression. First, and perhaps because of the influence of her poet father, Strozzi took tremendous care taken over the setting of the texts, creating a really intimate relationship between the words and the music.

Browse by See more Browse by. Lagrime Mie Cantata s PDF of Score The lyrics of this piece are extraordinarily modern check out the translation and comparison to eraaclito more modern love laments. Sobbing heals me, sighing comforts me.

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My Tango With Barbara Strozzi. Most women of the time were obliged to use a male pseudonym in order to get their creative works in print. It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d at least give it a look. She was a capable lute player and developed a reputation as one of the best singers of the time for her performances at private concerts around the city.

Grief is my delight, and wailing is my joy. Barbara Strozzi impacted western music not only by what she composed but who she was: I sold my belongings, and deposited all of the money in the Mint, well in agreement that the public calamity should become the calamity of private wealth. In this blog, I will explore the life and career of Barbara Strozzi and share the little known knowledge about this astounding composer.


Most of her work is written for accompanied female voice. So much sorrow afflicts me, that it kills me, and buries me.

Her eyes, so languorous, so not caring, so haunting after three centuries and more! For me, reading this barbars made Barbara Strozzi a real person with real concerns.

Notice the similarities between this piece and Lagrime Mie. Some accounts have claimed that she was a courtesan, but this is very unlikely to be true, and the reports are probably spurred on by the most famous portrait of her at the amlroso of the pagein which she appears to have had an unfortunate wardrobe malfunction.

I find that a direct source can give such insight into the life of a historical character. As my condition did not permit me to help Her with my blood, I gathered up all my possessions: Dead for so many years but she reached out of the frame and clasped me to her opulent bosom.

These were imposed on me when I found myself far from the city, and thus I could not be heard. This is a letter in which she is seeking exemption from a tax which I’m sure we can all appreciate, especially at this time of year!

This is the amazing story of Barbara Strozzi – and why you should care – Classic FM

You can hear the pain and grief in the voice of the singer as she emulates the sobs of an unrequited love. Here are some quotes I found particularly amusing.


Not only are the lyrics similar, but also listen for the hesitations, dissonances, and sob-like embellishments. Her music is striking for several reasons. L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! Monday, March 30, L’Eraclito Amoroso. Babara was a forward-thinking entrepreneurial and independent woman who ingenuity shone through in her life and in her music. Her accomplishments as a composer and performer are truly impressive, so why is it that she does not enjoy the acclaim of artists such as Henry Purcell and J.

Barbara Strozzi

May every sadness assail me, every mourning last forever. Every torture enchants me, every pain pleases me.

Her music brought me to the tango but seeing you took me back to her music, her cantate and lamentate. Her father encouraged her talents, arranging performances which would showcase her work and sending her to study composition with Francesco Cavalli. Barbara Strozzi was a big name in 17th-century Italy, hailed as the most prolific eraclifo of printed secular vocal music in Venice.

My only pleasure is weeping, I only revel in my tears.

During this time in the Baroque period, it was still very uncommon for women to participate in musical activities, let alone composition. Born in in Venice, Barbara was the illegitimate daughter of the renowned poet Giulio Strozzi, and spent her life in very liberal circles within 17th-century Venetian Society.