History: Barbara Strozzi
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(also called Barbara Valle) (Baptised
) was an
Italian Baroque singer
. She was the adopted, and most likely
, daughter of
. Giulio incorporated her into his series of discussion groups, or academies, particularly the "Accademia degli Unisoni", wherein she was both called upon to sing, and to contribute to the discourse. She studied with composer
. After her father's death it is likely that Strozzi was forced to support herself by means of her compositions. This is thought likely because of her many important patrons, including
Ferdinand II of Austria
Sophia, Duchess of Brunswick and Lüneburg
, to whom she dedicated her works.
The vast majority of her works are for
, suggesting that they were written for Strozzi herself to sing. Her compositions are firmly rooted in the
tradition, exemplified in the works of
, but her works have a more lyrical emphasis, based in the strengths of the voice itself. Many of the texts for her pieces were written by her father Giulio.
Ellen Rosand with Beth L. Glixon. "Barbara Strozzi",
Grove Music Online
, ed. L. Macy (accessed
), http://www.grovemusic.com/ grovemusic.com
* http://barbarastrozzi.com/ including catalog of works, texts, indexes, bibliography, discography
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