Barbara Strozzi on KKSM Radio

This week meet Barbara Strozzi!

Barbara Strozzi
Barbara Strozzi

On Wednesday, July 6 at 12 noon on KKSM Radio, AM 1320, the radio revolution, and Mary Ellen’s guest will be BARBARA STROZZI.

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She will share with you what she thinks about

What it is like to be the illegitimate child of poet poet Giulio Strozzi
Why Bernardo Strozzi (not a relative) painted her with her left breast showing
Being head of the Academy of the Like-Minded (all men)
How she found time to published 8 volumes of music mostly madrigals from 1644-1664
How she had 4 children without being married
The shame of her 4th child who became a banker with small hands
How the Unisoni wrote anonymous manuscripts accusing her of being a courtesan
What it was like being one of the first composers to write contatas
Her opinion on contra tenors
The experience of being a sole heir and getting almost nothing
and much more.

And we will hear excerpts of her music:

Aria voce sola, opus 8 – gia che non posso  6:30
Aria voce sola, opus  8 – posso el mia 4:35
D amore e tormenti 3:31
L’amante segreto- Raquel Andueza – 9:13
Volano frettolosi (madrigale a 5 voci) 4:20
L’Eraclito amoroso Jaroussky – 5:50
Udite amanti-B. Strozzi (Anna Carbonera) – 6:24
Sino alla morte -Barbara Strozzi  14:27
Che si può fare_. Mariana Flores. soprano. 5:51
Sul Rodano 12:46
Il Romeo 2:54
Sacri Musicali Affetti Erat Petrus 6:17

More information about Barbara Strozzi

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from Barbara Strozzi.

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Mary Ellen Wilson will interview a composer or performer Back From The Dead. They will tell you Stories to delight you, Stories that will shock you, Stories you will not believe from the mouths of the maestros themselves…Back from the Dead. You will be surprised by their humor and we’ll play their music too.