The Secret Lover

The Secret Lover


Jolle Greenleaf and Molly Quinn sopranos
Virginia Warnken Kelsey mezzo-soprano

Release Date:

4th March 2016

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New York’s leading early music ensemble TENET presents The Secret Lover, a programme 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 – 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. 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.


1. Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580 – 1651) Kapsberger (2:53)
2. Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677) Le tre grazie a Venere (3:06)
3. Francesca Caccini (1587 – after 1641) Dispiegata guancie amate (3:27)
4. Diego Ortiz (c.1510 – 70) Ricercar (1:38)
5. Strozzi Amor dormiglione (2:26)
6. Anonymous Passacaglia della vita (3:31)
7. Michelangelo Rossi (1601/2 – 56) Toccata (3:47)
8. Sigismondo d’India (c.1582 – 1629) Piangono al pianger mio (4:43)
9. Caccini Nube gentil (3:44)
10. Luigi Rossi (c.1597 – 1653) Fan battaglia (3:18)
11. Strozzi Amor non si fugge (3:33)
12. Strozzi L’Eraclito amoroso (Udite amanti) (6:18)
13. Caroline Shaw (b. 1982) Dolce cantavi * (2:42)
14. Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643) Toccata (3:45)
15. L. Rossi Disperate speranze (5:49)
16. Kapsberger Capona (1:07)
17. Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665) Fortuna sul volto (2:16)
18. Strozzi L’Amante segreto (7:04)
* world-premiere recording, commissioned by TENET

Recorded April 20-22, 2015 at Trinity Wall Street, New York City

Jolle Greenleaf and Joey Quigley co-producers
Hank Heijink assistant producer
Leonard G. Manchess recording, editing and mixing engineer
Steve Goldberger assistant engineer
Tom Durack mastering engineer

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