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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Heinrich Schlusnus — — A blessed voice. The members of the academy encouraged her to set their poems to music. After the aria, a short recitative leads to a triple time bel canto section built on a descending-fourth basso continuo, which is abandoned for two closing sections, the first ending deceptively on G major measurethe last on the tonic E minor. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat She never married, but lived with her parents and her four children, until the death of her parents, remaining afterwards in the family home.

He did not, apparently, leave anything to her or her children in his will. He seemed to be interested in exhibiting her considerable vocal talents to a wider audience.

Not much is known of her childhood but it is known that she studied with Francesco Cavalli, the Director of St. Her art in music and love combined to make her a successful musician-composer in Venice. She was also compositionally gifted, and her father arranged for her to study with composer Francesco Cavalli. Her Baroque compositions were published in her lifetime. Extremely slow, descending, chromatic vocal phrases imply such intense sadness on the first word: After Vidman’s death it is likely that Strozzi supported herself by means of her investments and by her compositions.

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Views Read Edit View history. Posted by loweba on September 24, https: By using this mei, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Members met regularly to discuss subjects that invariably dealt with love. The words though, are those of a man.

Following the arioso, she recalls the weeping lament measures 49 — 60 in which she invokes the conventional emblem of the lament-the descending bass in triple meter. Venice, the birthplace of opera, was more open minded than other parts of Italy.

Many researchers have assumed that she was a courtesan but other researchers have cast doubt on that assumption. She had four children by a colleague of her father, Giovanni Vidman, and lived with her family.

Her father created the Academia degli Unisoni to exhibit her talents. She spent her life composing and spent much of her money on publishing her works. The text speaks in first person about a man whose love interest has been locked away from him. Undoubtedly her music has bxrbara 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.

Giulio Strozzia poet and librettist, [1] recognised Barbara as his adopted daughter. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Women could perform on stage, but the popularity of the high voice of the castrato gave strozai the lead singing parts.

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. Her mother was Isabella Garzoni, who worked for Giulio as a servant, leading to the assumption that she was his mistress and Barbara their daughter. Barbara Strozzi was an influential composer in the Baroque Era. This group was mainly responsible for the invention and spread of opera.


Retrieved from ” https: Strozzi wrote and published prolifically, and her cantatas are worth study and discussion. All posts tagged Lagrime mie. He was a patron of the arts and supporter of early opera. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This site uses cookies. 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.

Lamento – Lagrime mie, a che vi trattenete (Barbara Strozzi)

Her lyrics were often poetic and well-articulated. The tormented poet weeping over his lost love sings: She dedicated her works to different aristocrats: She was probably his natural daughter, legitimized in his will of In she traveled to Padua, Italy where, after an illness of several months, she died and was buried in the Eremitani, an ancient church. Carlo, Duke of Mantua, Ferdinand, Emperor of Austria to mention a few, never achieving the patronage of a wealthy aristocrat.

Also, Strozzi wrote most of her solo vocal compositions for soprano. Strozzi was said to be “the most prolific composer — man or woman — of printed secular vocal music in Venice in the Middle of the century.

She is believed to have been buried at Eremitani. She became known as an outstanding singer with a beautiful voice. She divided this free verse into sections according to content.

Later texts were written by her father’s colleagues, and for many compositions she may have written her own texts. Nearly three-quarters of her printed works were written for sopranobut she also published works for other voices.