STILE MODERNO – Monteverdi, Cavalli & Strozzi
13/12/2019, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tremendous changes in sacred and secular music took place in the decades either side of the year 1600, with the city of Venice being a key environment for the development of the new wondrous harmonies and vibrant rhythmic energy of the seconda pratica, better known as the stile moderno. This concert will focus on the works of three leading exponents of the new style, Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli and Barbara Strozzi, with a programme to celebrate the 400th anniversary year of Strozzi’s birth in 1619. A pupil of Cavalli, Strozzi enjoyed seeing much of her music published, and she was one of the most prolific composers (male or female) in seventeenth-century Venice.
Programme to include:
Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus, Laudate pueri Dominum (1610 Vespers), Cantate Domino
Cavalli: Alma redemptoris Mater, Libera me (Requiem)
Strozzi: L’amante modesto, Gli amanti falliti
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