Barbara Strozzi, I Sacri Musicali Affetti
The Church of St. Francis Xavier, 46 West 16th Street
In honor of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677), we draw from the only sacred volume from her prolific output, I Sacri Musicali Affetti, Opus 5 1655 Venice.
An international ensemble of virtuose performs selections from this collection of daringly expressive and formally inventive pieces dedicated to female saints, commissioned by a female patron, composed by one of the greatest musical visionaries of her time.
Jessica Gould, soprano
Elena Biscuola, mezzo-soprano
Catherine Liddell & Paula Chateauneuf, theorbos
Christa Patton, baroque harp
Katie Rietman, baroque cello
Caitlyn Koester, harpsichord
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