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    Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704): Motets and psalms for soprano, vocal quartet and historical harps

Performers

    Roberta Invernizzi, soprano

    QVINTA ESSENÇIA
    Èlia Casanova, soprano
    Hugo Bolívar, alto
    Albert Riera, tenor
    Pablo Acosta, bass
    Manuel Vilas, harp and artistic direction
    • Sunday 16 May 19:00 H
  • €28
  • Monestir Sant Pau del Camp
  • Llums d'Antiga

Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704) is one of the few female composers of the Italian Seicento from whom a great production, in terms of both quantity and quality, has reached us. Born into a noble and prestigious family – where she was able to receive a solid humanist education, which also included music – she spent a large portion of her life within the walls of a convent, where she arrived at the age of sixteen, although sufficiently free from other obligations to focus almost entirely on writing music.

Sessions and tickets

Sunday

16 May 2021
Time:
19:00 h
Price:
€28

Included in:

Inclosos als abonaments

Program

Her work is predominantly religious – mainly devoted to the Virgin Mary – a reflection of, and metaphor for, the example of the divine order in the human order. She produced a large body of work comprising twenty volumes of music entirely devoted to religious genres, ranging from instrumental music – the sonatas da chiesa with one, two, three and four instruments in her Opus 16 which may well be her best-known work – to vocal music. Her style is always serious and thoughtful, severe. Leonarda died at the age of 84; a very respectable age for the time.

Playlist of the concert

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