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Composer: Caccini, Francesca (1587-1640)

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Year of birth1587
Year of death1640
NationalityItaly
PeriodBaroque
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LondonLa Donna Barocca: Female Italian baroque composers from the 17th Century

La Donna Barocca: Female Italian baroque composers from the 17th Century
Strozzi, Caccini, Leonarda, Bembo
Franck-Emmanuel Comte; Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu; Heather Newhouse; Reynier Guerrero; Aude Walker-Viry

BantryCoffee Concert

Leonarda, Vizzana, Caccini, Strozzi, Bembo, Jacquet de la Guerre, Meda, Cozzolani
Ensemble Dagda

StockholmZilliacusPerssonRaitinen Trio

of Bingen, Mozart, Merz, Vasks, Caccini, Krommer
Cecilia Zilliacus; Diego Chenna; Kati Raitinen; ZilliacusPerssonRaitinen
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Brecon Baroque celebrates women composers

Rachel Podger © Theresa Pewal
Thanks to the dedicated work of scholars and practitioners in the field, in the last decade, audiences in London have become relatively familiar with the music of female composers in the Baroque period.
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Rare revival of the earliest known opera by a female composer

Anna Devin (Alcina) and Nick Pritchard (Ruggiero) © Robert Piwko
Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola di Alcina, performed at the Medici court in Florence in 1625, is said to be the first opera composed by a female composer.
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Exploring Recitative in Baroque Opera

Entitled “Monteverdi, Opera and Beyond”, lyric tenor and baroque specialist Paul Agnew devised a 90 minute programme exploring the role of recitative in Monteverdi’s opera and its influence on seventeenth-century English and French operatic music.