Parthenope is the name of the siren with the vir­gin voice, who washed ashore in Naples accord­ing to leg­end. Under Parthenope’s guid­ance, Catalina Vicens explores the age old asso­ci­a­tion between fem­i­nin­i­ty and musi­cal­i­ty in ear­ly works for harp­si­chord and vir­ginal. Kindled by her unique imag­i­na­tion, she trav­els from 16th-cen­tu­ry Italy to 17th-cen­tu­ry England and back.

Parthenope / Parthenia

Music for the virginals

  • Klavecimbel: Catalina Vicens (CL)