Barbara Strozzi is the composer who has the most publications of profane vocal music in Venice around 1650 to her name. No other composer could keep up with her. Strozzi was also an esteemed singer and it is more than likely that she sang her compositions more than once. Today, she continues to convince with her direct, lyrical style and musical contrasts.
Her short arias, like Monteverdi's solo madrigals, are the direct precursors of the most widespread vocal genre in Italy: the solo cantata. Practically every Italian Baroque composer composed such cantatas, from Bononcini to Vivaldi. And the genre was also loved outside Italy, as is evident from Handel's oeuvre.
The "Strozzi" of this concert is mezzo-soprano Victorina Eeckeloo. The basso continuo is played by Phyllis Bartholomeus, cello and Bart Naessens, harpsichord.
- When: 6th of March 2022 at 11.00
- Where: Bertouille Rotonda at Ravensteinstraat 23, 1000 Brussel
- Tickets € 12,00, recuded € 6,00
- More info and reservation via https://www.bozar.be/en/calendar/bozar-next-generation-victorina-eeckeloo-phyllis-bartholomeus-bart-naessens