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She Loves and She Confesses: Love Songs from the Baroque

Presented by Texas Early Music Project at First Presbyterian Church of Austin, Austin TX

Feb 23 2020
She Loves and She Confesses: Love Songs from the Baroque

Texas Early Music Project performs love songs from the 17th century in Italy (Strozzi, Monteverdi, and Rossi), France (airs de cour by Lambert, Guédron, and Moulinié), and England (Purcell, Dowland, and Lanier).

The metaphysical English poet Abraham Cowley, who wrote the text of our title song, with music by Henry Purcell, also wrote this:

A mighty pain to love it is, And’t is a pain that pain to miss; But of all pains, the greatest pain it is to love, but love in vain.

Joni Mitchell wrote that there’s a sort of comfort in sadness; both classical and popular composers have long relied on tearjerkers with angst and melancholy to exhibit their powers of expression, and many seem most comfortable when

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General Admission: $30
Senior (60+): $25
Student (with ID): $5 – available only at the door

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