CHIARA MARGARITA COZZOLANI (1602-1677): Vespro della Beata Vergine.
Catalogue Number: 12I016
Label: Musica Omnia
Description: The second recording (see our October 2003 catalogue - 10F016) of this work by the Milanese nun! Quite up-to-date with contemporary musical currents, these pieces are distinguished by florid vocal lines, driving and repetitive continuo parts and recurrent refrains and passages. 3 CDs. Disc 3 is a "Beyond the Notes" discussion of the imagination and spiritual intensity reflected in Cozzolani's music and her life in the convent of Santa Radegonda in Milan where it was composed and performed. Magnificat; Warren Stewart.