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Deborah Cachet soprano – Bart Naessens harpsichord – Sofie Vanden Eynde lute – Edouard Catalan cello

Programme

Volgi, deh volgi il piede (Gli Amori d'Apollo e di Dafne) Pier Francesco Cavalli
Aria: Ah! crudele e pur ten' vai (Armida abbandonata, HWV 105) Georg Friedrich Händel
Harpsichord Suite 'The Harmonious Blacksmith', HWV430 (exc.: Präludium - Allemande - Aria con variazioni) Georg Friedrich Händel
Lamento ('Lagrime mie, a che vi trattenete'), cantata, op. 7 Barbara Strozzi
T'amai gran tempo (Il secondo libro d'arie musicali) Stefano Landi
Preludio Angelo Michele Bartolotti
Sì, sì, del gran tiranno... Come, O Dio (Agrippina condotta a morire, HWV 110) Georg Friedrich Händel
L'Eraclito amoroso (Cantate, ariette e duetti, op. 2) Barbara Strozzi
Qual sguardo sdegnosetto Claudio Monteverdi


Revealed by Le Jardin des Voix, young Bruges-based soprano Deborah Cachet gives voice to all manner of dramatic ladies, musically sketched in the tones of the Italian Baroque. Moments of ecstatic happiness shift seamlessly into the deepest despair, shattering doubt… and a glimpse of hope. Queens, sorceresses and lovers sing out in vivid colours, tossed by the turbulence of life. Are these heroines victims of their own feelings or powerful shapers of their destiny? Answers in music.