12. Coffee Concert

Behind Closed Doors

Time and date

Sunday 28 June 2020

11:00 am

12:00 pm

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Admission: €24/€20/€14/€10

Behind Closed Doors is a programme devised by Ensemble Dagda telling one story of the women composers, who led flourishing careers in seventeenth century Italy and France. Beginning with the musica secreta of the Ferrarese court, women’s compositions were often heard behind closed doors, whether in courts, homes or cloisters and their composers excelled at creating dramatic scenes for chamber music combinations of voice, violins and continuo. Gradually the names of Barbara Strozzi, Francesca Caccini, Claudia Sessa, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and Isabella Leonarda, unknown to many of us until recently, are becoming more familiar as adventurous ensembles unfurl their music for us.

All works performed by Ensemble Dagda


Composer Work
Luzzaschi Madrigal ‘O dolcezz’ amarissime d’amore
Francesca Caccini Songs of the Damigelle, Siren’s Song
Claudia Sessa Canoro pianto di Maria Vergine
Barbara Strozzi L’astratto, Op.8
Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de le Guarre Semelé
Isabella Leonarda Trio Sonata No.10, Op.16
Caterina Assandra Duo seraphim
Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
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