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February 2016

Sonnambula | Leonora Duarte (1610-1678): The Complete Works

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Church of St Ignatius of Antioch,
552 West End Ave (enter on W.87th St.), New York, NY 10024 United States

We present this evening the complete oeuvre of Leonora Duarte, a Portuguese converso living in Antwerp, and the only known woman in the 17th century to write music for viols. A performance of her extant work, seven Sinfonias in five parts, will shed light on a previously under-researched thread of music history: that of the cultural accomplishments of women marrano in early modern Europe. Like many educated women in the baroque world, Duarte came from an established family of patrons interested in supporting the work…

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