Orazio gentileschi   il suonatore di liuto (national gallery of art)

Orazio Gentileschi, The Lute Player. Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. 

This week's show highlights women composers and performers of early music, including music by Francesca Caccini and Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, plus performances by Seldom Sene, an all-female recorder quintet, and organist Bine Bryndorf. 

  • Performed by Seldom Sene: Balleto: Amor mio (Caroso), Bassadanza: La Spagna (Milano), Hombres, victoria, victoria! (Guerrero). 
  • O Deathe, rock me asleep, attributed to Anne Boleyn. Performed by Clare Wilkinson and Jacob Heringman. 
  • Francesca Caccini: Canone sopra Ave maris stella, Io mi distruggo, Lasciatemi qui solo. Performed by Maria-Cristina Kiehr and Concerto Soave. 
  • Giulio Caccini: Dalla porte d'oriente. Performed by soprano Rosa Dominguez, with lutenists Dolores Costoyas, & Monica Pustilnik.
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Prelude, Air, and Trio Sonata in D Major. Performed by Frances Conover Fitch and Friends.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude: Praeludium in d minor, BuxWV 140. Performed by Bine Bryndorf at the Schnitger Organ in the Jakobikirche, Hamburg, Germany. 
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