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Desperate measures : the life and music of Antonia Padoani Bembo

Author: Claire Anne Fontijn; Antonia Bembo
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forced to leave Venice, Bembo, mother of three, fled to Paris and joined glorifying Louis XIV. Her music - opera, love song, cantata, motet, air - testifies to the magic of her singing voice.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: CD
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fontijn, Claire Anne, 1960-
Desperate measures.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)639366144
Named Person: Antonia Bembo; Antonia Bembo; Antonia Bembo; Antonia Bembo
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Anne Fontijn; Antonia Bembo
ISBN: 0195135385 9780195135381 9780195135381
OCLC Number: 62302428
Performer(s): Selections on acc. CD performed by Hortus Musicus, Bizzarrie armoniche, Maria Jonas, vocalist and La Donna Musicale.
Description: xx, 372 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The life. The girl who sings ; Our Lady of good news --
The music. Harmonic productions ; Ties that bind ; The united tastes ; Penitence ; Hercules in love --
Postscript : sunset. Contents of compact disc: Produzioni armoniche, no. 15, Clizia amante del sole --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 16, Habbi pietà di me --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 2, Al re --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 6, Lamento della Vergine --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 30, Passan veloci l'ore --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 33, Anima perfida --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 27, Mi consolo, non son solo --
Produzioni armoniche, no. 32, M'ingannasti in verità --
Les sept pseaumes de David, Psalm 101, Seigneur qui voit mes pleurs --
L'Ercole amante, II, vi, Pasithea, Mormorate o fiumicelli --
Texts and translations for tracks 1-10.
Responsibility: Claire Fontijn.
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It is ground-breaking, eye-opening, substantial and painstakingly researched. Robert Manning, The Consort, Vol. 63

 
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