Barbara Strozzi


Barbara Strozzi is certainly one of the most remarkable figures of the early baroque, and not only because of her sex. Her career as a virtuoso-composer was a completely professional one, and she published a great deal. Her music was an expressionistic reflection of her text, and like Hugo Wolf, a purely instrumental interpretation, as given below, misses a lot of what she was about. Nonetheless, her music deserves to be better known even aside from the text.

Al Battitor 3.57 mb

Costume de Grandi 2.82 mb

Sonetto Proemio 3.37 mb