One of the most fascinating figures of seventeenth-century music, composer and singer Antonia Padoani Bembo (c.1640 - c.1720) was active in both Venice and Paris. Her work provides a unique cross-cultural window into the rich musical cultures of these cities, yet owing to her clandestine existence in France, for almost three centuries Bembo's life was shrouded in mystery. In this first-ever biography, Clare Fontijn unveils the enthralling and surprising story of a remarkable woman who moved in the musical, literary, and artistic circles of these European cultural centers.
The life. The girl who sings ; Our Lady of good news The music. Harmonic productions ; Ties that bind ; The united tastes ; Penitence ; Hercules in love Postscript : sunset. Contents of compact disc: Produzioni armoniche, no. 15, Clizia amante del sole Produzioni armoniche, no. 16, Habbi pietà di me Produzioni armoniche, no. 2, Al re Produzioni armoniche, no. 6, Lamento della Vergine Produzioni armoniche, no. 30, Passan veloci l'ore Produzioni armoniche, no. 33, Anima perfida Produzioni armoniche, no. 27, Mi consolo, non son solo Produzioni armoniche, no. 32, M'ingannasti in verità Les sept pseaumes de David, Psalm 101, Seigneur qui voit mes pleurs L'Ercole amante, II, vi, Pasithea, Mormorate o fiumicelli Texts and translations for tracks 1-10.
Description based upon print version of record. Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-359) and index.