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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Monday, March 30, L’Eraclito Amoroso. L’Eraclito Amoroso Listen, lovers, the reason, oh heavens! My only pleasure is weeping, I only revel in my tears. Grief is my delight, and wailing is my joy. Every torture enchants me, every pain pleases me. Sobbing heals me, sighing comforts me.

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But, if this inconstant and treacherous lover denies me his faith, at least, o tears, be faithful to me until death. May every sadness assail me, every mourning last forever. So much sorrow afflicts me, that it kills me, and buries me. Notice the similarities between this piece and Lagrime Mie.

Not only are the lyrics similar, but also listen for the hesitations, dissonances, and sob-like embellishments. Both of these pieces typify Strozzi style and Barbaa think exemplify a lot of the emotions she probably struggled with in a “man’s world” both in love and life. Posted by Megan at My Tango With Barbara Strozzi.

It sounded intriguing so I thought I’d at least give it a look. As I started to read it I was surprised to find that it is a novel in which the protagonist is infatuated with Barbara Strozzi. The book, published inis proof and hope that Barbara Strozzi has impacted eraclitl only Western music, but also western society and culture.

Barbara Strozzi: L’Eraclito amoroso

Here are some quotes I found particularly amusing. Her eyes, so languorous, so not caring, so haunting after three centuries and more! She leans back in her chair, her blouse well off her shoulders, her bodice lowered to expose her breasts, her left hand grasping the neck of a viola da gamba.

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Dead for so many years but she reached out of the frame and clasped me to her opulent bosom. Her music brought me to the tango but seeing you took me back to her music, her cantate and lamentate. Posted by Megan at 9: Lagrime Mie Cantata s PDF of Score The lyrics of this piece are extraordinarily modern check out the translation and comparison to some more modern love laments. Take a look at the video below and listen to the composition.

You can hear the pain and grief in the voice of the singer as she emulates the sobs of an unrequited love. I find that a direct source can give such insight into the life of a historical character. For me, reading this letter made Barbara Strozzi a real person with real concerns. 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!

As my condition did not permit me to help Her with my blood, I gathered up all my possessions: 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.

I believed that having, with this voluntary sacrifice, done my duty to the possible limit of my resources, I would never be constrained to do the impossible. Nonetheless, I suddenly see myself obligated by a mandate of the Most Excellent Governors of Income to pay into the Mint two taxes of ducats each. These were imposed on me when I found myself far from the city, and thus I could not be heard. I am persuaded that if the Most Excellent Tax Assessors had reflected with justice that I have four children in addition to my aged mother, and on my miserable fortunes, this harassment never would have occurred.

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One can see clearly in the public books that I do not have anything listed in the property tax rolls, and God only knows that if the little interest that comes to me from the Mint were lacking, I would surely have to beg for my sustenance from some other charity. Kneeling, I implore Your Excellency not to permit the destruction of a household unable to pay, that has devoted to the Public as much as it had [to give].

Kneeling, I implore you to pity the miseries of a large family, and grant me pardon, so that my arguments will be heard eracliyo some tribunal; so that even I might achieve that charitable relief that in this Most Serene State has never been denied to the tears of poverty. Barbara Strozzi impacted western music not only by what she composed but who she was: During this time in the Baroque period, it was still very uncommon for women to participate in musical activities, let alone composition.

Although she received encouragement and support from her father, Giulio Strozzi, a writer, she did not have the benefit or assistance of a musical family.

With all odds against her, Barbara Strozzi radically transformed western music during the Baroque period. Her accomplishments as a composer and performer are amroso impressive, so why is it that she does not enjoy the acclaim of artists such as Henry Purcell and J. In this blog, Barbata will explore the life and career of Barbara Strozzi and share the little known knowledge about this astounding composer. About Me Megan View my complete profile.

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