Et Manchi Pietà
Frigato, Silvia; Lürig, Alessandra Rossi; Accademia d'Arcadia
Starting from the work of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi, this release aims to analyze some features of the painting and music of the early Italian Baroque, highlighting their creative specificities and their emotional substrate. Daughter of Orazio Gentileschi, Artemisia was only remembered, until a few decades ago, for the scandal of the rape trial - filed against Agostino Tassi, one of her father’s artistic partners, who raped her when she was seventeen – she had to wait over three hundred years to see her value as a painter fully recognized. The music is played by Accademia d’Arcadia, 13 musicians with period instruments and a singer. The 13 pieces performed correspond to 13 famous paintings of Artemisia. A full color booklet shows the 13 paintings with detailed info and texts, an interesting idea for a great emotional impact. An excellent lutenist, and fond of music, Artemisia Gentileschi had relationships with many famous musicians of her time. This program follows Artemisia’s life through her stays in the major Italian cities (Rome, Florence, Venice and Naples) and features pieces by composers who were working in those cities in the same years. The most representative composers and pieces had been selected in order to better present an aesthetic and emotional path.