Ludovico’s Band is one of Australia’s most dynamic Baroque bands acclaimed for its performances of music from the 16th to the 18th centuries. The combination of multiple plucked string instruments with soaring violins and a rich bowed bass creates a unique and exotic sound world.
Creativity against the odds and seizing the moment – that is what it was all about in 1620s Tuscany. Female leaders needed female composers to create the soundtrack that would justify their exceptional power.
This performance celebrates the feats by women in music featuring a selection of songs by Strozzi, Leonarda and Caccini. From the first opera written by a woman, Francesca Caccini, to the overwhelming printed creative output by Italian composer Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda, one of the most prolific convent composers of the Baroque era.
With Helen Thomson, soprano
Where: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre
Bookings and information: https://www.melbournerecital.com.au/events/2018/the-voices-of-women/