Strozzi

Strozzi

(strôt`tsē), noble Florentine family. It grew rich through commerce and took an active part in the government of the city after the 13th cent. Later the Strozzi strongly opposed the Medici rule of Florence. Among the Strozzi, there were several eminent soldiers, scholars, and men of letters. At an early date the family divided into several branches. Palla Strozzi, c.1373–1462, a politician and ardent humanist, furthered Greek studies in Florence and Padua. Filippo Strozzi, 1428–91, was banished by the Medici, gained wealth and influence in Naples, and after his return to Florence began to build the celebrated Strozzi Palace. His son Filippo Strozzi, 1489–1538, married a granddaughter of Lorenzo de' Medici; he was first friendly to the Medici, then became a staunch opponent. He led Florentine exiles against Cosimo I de' Medici, was captured, and died in prison. His son Leone Strozzi, 1515–54, first entered the Order of Malta and later became an admiral in the French service. He distinguished himself in wars against Spain and England. Another son of Filippo, Piero Strozzi, d. 1558, a violent enemy of the Medici, fought for the French in the Italian Wars and was made a marshal of France. He took part in the French siege of Calais (1557). Filippo Strozzi, 1541–82, was also in the French service. He was captured and killed by the Spanish in a naval battle off the Azores.
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The sudden appearance of Jennifer Higdon's name, while satisfying, was unexpected to the point of startling after no mention of Hildegard von Bingen, Barbara Strozzi or any number of equally prominent contemporary female composers.
Contract award notice: CIG 6900852B36 Villa Strozzi.
I make my way to Strozzi Palace to have Sunday brunch at Odeon Bistro, an elegant eatery with outdoor tables.
Their topics are site-specificity; Michelangelo's Strozzi Tondo: securing status with art; the Pitti Tondo:a "Sibylline" Madonna; Christ-bearers and seers of the period ante legem: on the male nudes in Michelangelo's Doni Tondo and Sistine ceiling frescoes; virtuous prelates, burdensome relics, and a sliver of gold in the Last Judgment; and Michelangelo the "lefty:" the Cappella Paolina, the expulsion drawings, and Marcello Venusti.
But the man who holds the stage for the longest time is the banker Filippo Strozzi, an extraordinary individual whose actions went beyond good and evil.
Some have likened Christ's head to a dog or a wolf," notes the Palazzo Strozzi wall label, "but blasphemous intent is unlikely in a 15-year-old.
Barbara Strozzi was born in Venice, the illegitimate daughter of Giulio Strozzi, a famous poet who worked with composers ranging from Monteverdi to Cavalli.
Hales even introduces us to the present-day Italian aristocrats descended from Lisa, the Guicciardini Strozzi family, who are as charming as one would hope.
A year ago the Palazzo Strozzi mounted a remarkable exhibition entitled 'The Springtime of the Renaissance: Art and Sculpture in Florence 1401-1460'.
Esempi ulteriori provengono da altre opere di Andreini, come anche da lavori di Giovanni Battista Leoni, Margherita Costa, Giulio Strozzi, e Giovanni Briccio.
Habra que anadir el nombre de Nannerl a la lista de compositoras ninguneadas por la historia, entre las que se encuentran Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179), Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), Fanny Hensel Mendelssohn (1805-1847), Clara Schumann (1819-1896) o Alma Mahler, entre otras.
Graduate students will give a free concert of early music that focuses on improvisational practices for the baroque repertoire - looking at pieces by Giovanni Battista Riccio, Rognioni, Strozzi, Caldara and George Frideric Handel - as well as variations on a country dance tune.