Women Baroque Composers

March 13, 2019, 10:00 pm

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The Concert (c. 1625) by Pietro Paolini

Celebrating Early Music Month and Women’s History Month on this edition of Baroque&Before, with works by French and Italian women composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Ensemble Operabyrån was recorded live in concert in Sweden’s Nordmaling Church, as part of the Nordic Baroque Festival.


Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
“Che si può fare” from Arie, Op. 8
“Lagrime mie” from Diport di Euterpe, Op. 7

Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
Sonata duodecima, Op. 16

Antonia Bembo (1643-1715)
Produzione armoniche
– M’ingannasti
– Habbi pietà di me
– Passan veloci l’hore

“Ma in Amor” from the opera L’Ercole amante

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
“Pièces de clavecin” from Suite # 1 in d minor
– Prélude
– Chaconne L’Inconstante

“Sonates pour violon” from Suite # 1 in d minor
– Presto
– Aria-Presto

– Christina Larsson Malmberg, soprano
– Catalina Langborn, Baroque violin
– Eva Maria Thür, Baroque cello
– Mariangiola Martelo, harpsichord

Opening & Closing Theme for Baroque&Before:
Joan Ambrosio Dalza: Piva, performed by Musica Reservata (Boston Skyline BSD 123)