Hathor Consort & Lieselot De Wilde (soprano): 'Saints and Sinners' ◉ livestream for Musique est une femme
This concert became an online event. Ticket holders will be notified. With your entrance ticket you can (re) watch the concert up to two days after.
Saints and Sinners - Women between heaven and earth
In history books, female composers appear to be a rare species. But nothing could be further from the truth in 17th century Italy.
Together with the soprano Lieselot De Wilde, the Hathor Consort explores the most beautiful songs from the oeuvre of Italian female composers, in which both love and devotion move the listener.
Women at the writing table
In 17th-century Italy, liberal Florence was one of the islands where men and women were treated as equals. Female patrons encouraged composers such as Francesca Caccini to develop their extraordinary talent.
Another place where women wrote music was the monastery. The nun Claudia Sessa channeled her compositional talent into mystical songs such as "Occhi io vissi di voi," in which she worships the delightful eyes of Christ.
Barbara Strozzi was also an exceptionally gifted singer-composer, but she had to do without a monastery or a wealthy sponsor. Her turbulent life was constantly balancing between the artistic environment and prostitution, which is reflected in her extremely theatrical and sensitive music.
Caccini - O chiome belle
Strozzi - Op 8 Hor che Apollo
Leonarda - Sonata in d-min
Caccini - Io mi distruggo
Caccini - Dolce Maria
Sessa - Occhio io vissi di voi
Caccini - Romanesca
Caccini - Lasciatemi, Selma, Susanna un jour
Strozzi - L’Eraclito amoroso
Strozzi - Op 8: Arie a voce sola, Op 8 No 3: Serenata con Violini
Caccini - O vive rose
Meda - Cari musici
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Livestreams via Sound of Ghent
The Handelsbeurs focuses on ambitious live streams via Sound of Ghent, a platform we developed ourselves.
We look beyond the classical concert registration, with creative collaborations between band and director.