Title - 'The Secret Lover'
Artist - Tenet
New York's leading early music ensemble TENET presents their brand new The Secret Lover, a program that celebrates music by, for, and about women and pays tribute to the 17th-century Concerto delle donne, a trio of extraordinarily gifted professional female singers who were renowned for their performances in the courts of the late Italian Renaissance.
Three of TENET's own leading ladies sopranos Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn, and mezzo-soprano Virginia Warnken Kelsey honor the spirit of these pioneering women with a recording featuring solos and trios that weave a story thread to create a musical portrayal of three women and their complex emotional lives.
Recorded on April 20th-22nd, 2015 at Trinity Wall Street, New York and with both Jolle Greenleaf and Joey Quigley on board as co-producers, The Secret Lover is both breathtaking and subversive in equal measures. The trio of extraordinarily gifted professional female singers, who were renowned for their performances in the courts of the late Italian Renaissance, come to the fore quite like no other here - and rightfully so.
Also, it should be pointed out that as a 21st-century tribute, TENET has commissioned a new work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw, which they perform alongside music by Caccini, Rossi, Strozzi, and others.
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