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Agave Baroque
Queen of Heaven: Music of Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704)
Posted Date: 6/6/2014
Agave Baroque June 2014Agave Baroque teams up with phenomenal countertenor Reginald Mobley for some rarely performed sacred and secular music that is energetic, inventive, touching, and possessing of a truly original energy.

Like many young women from well-to-do families, Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704) was forced into a convent at the age of sixteen. At the Collegio di Sant'Orsola, Leonarda received an education, musical training, and the opportunity to compose professionally that otherwise wouldn't have been possible for a woman in 17th century Italy. Leonarda was one of the must influential women composers of her time, whose instrumental and sacred writing defied many established conventions.