Women who composed during the 17th and 18th centuries included courtesans and courtiers, nuns and entrepreneurs. Their ranks included Francesca Caccini, Isabella Leonarda, Barbara Strozzi, and Elizabeth Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.
Find out more about these composers and hear their music in the program “A Woman’s World: Women Composers of the Baroque” featuring performances from a concert by Pegasus Early Music, recorded at Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester by Alembic Productions.
Hosted by WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami, A Woman's World: Women Composers of the Baroque airs Monday, March 8, 2021 at noon on Classical 91.5.
The performers include soprano Laura Heimes; violinist Dongmyung Ahn and Daniel Lee; Emily Walhout on gamba; Michael Beattie on harpsichord, and Deborah Fox on theorbo.