Critical Analysis of: Barbara Strozzi: From Madrigal to Cantata

Barbara Strozzi: From Madrigal to Cantata By Susan J Mardinly Critical Analysis By Diego Barbosa-Vásquez The article describes the life and work of the Baroque female composer Barbara Strozzi. Dr. Mardinly, the author of the article, is focused in describe the Strozzi style as the conjunction of emotion and intellectual venetian environment. Those elements, according to the author, can be founded in the strong relation of music and rhetoric in Strozzi compositions. This information is important to singers, voice professors and conductors due to the explanations of how the rhetoric influences the music and the necessary performances practices to achieve that. In addition, the opera related mu

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