Concert 4: Women of Note

CANBERRA: Friday 16 October 2020, 7.30pm
Albert Hall, Commonwealth Ave

SYDNEY: Sunday 18 October 2020, 3.00pm
Verbrugghen Hall, Conservatorium of Music


Stunning arias, inventive sonatas and perfectly crafted concertos were not enough for women to be acknowledged as composers during the Baroque period. To flourish, they needed good family connections and a generous patron. This program celebrates some of the extraordinary women whose compositions have survived and who were fortunate to have had support from the likes of the Medici family, Louis XIV and Frederick the Great (including his sister, Wilhelmine). As we listen to these brilliant pieces and admire the talent of these composers, we can only imagine the demoralisation of having little expectation of their works being publicly performed or published.

Program: Enjoy music by Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Maddalena Sirmen, Elizabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Marianna Martines and Wilhelmine.


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