Ave Regina: Women’s Musical Creations in Convent and Accademia
Presented by Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center
January 23, 2011
In the closing concert of the Brandeis WSRC fest-conference, vocalists Janet Youngdahl and Pamela Dellal join with harpsichordist Vivian Montgomery and gambist Laury Gutierrez in works by Barbara Strozzi, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, and Isabella Leonarda. This dramatic, intimate repertoire covers the full range of feminine themes, from laments to the Virgin Mary to the discontented lover, and the performance delivers the ardor and creativity of protected circles from which this music emanates.