The Irish Times | 3/23/2016 | The Secret Lover

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The Secret Lover album review: “music by, for and about women”

By Michael Dervan, The Irish Times

New York’s Tenet ensemble here celebrates “music by, for and about women” in the context of the concerto delle donne, a virtuosic female vocal trio established by Duke Alfonso II of Ferrara in 1580.

The music of Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini (credited as the first woman to write an opera) here rubs shoulders with the work of their male contemporaries, with the 21st-century compositional voice of Caroline Shaw providing a link across the centuries.

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Tenet’s singers – Jolle Greenleaf, Molly Quinn and Virginia Warnken – have something of the haunting, plaintive purity associated with Emma Kirkby and Trio Mediaeval, and the instrumental interludes include a vertiginously chromatic Toccata by Michelangelo Rossi.

Beth Beauchamp

Having worked as a professional musician, a music-educator, and the Executive Director of a number of non-profit arts organizations, Beth has over 10 years of experience in catering to the unique needs of artists. Beth believes that the talent, education, and skill-sets of her clients have inherent worth. As a passionate artist advocate, she aims to help her artists improve the quality of their own lives by encouraging them to honor the value of their own work, and by creating materials which allow them to champion their art with confidence. Equally interested in building community, Beth aims to create a roster of artists who are excited to support and collaborate together.