"Fuoco, vent' e stelle"

The birth of the 17th century saw the emergence of a literary style richer metaphor: the Baroque relish for striking contrasts virtually imposed on composers a "new style" of tone painting.

With hearts burning like fire, with winds to convey love's message to the beloved, or waters which separate the lovers, "Fuoco, vent' รจ stelle" presents a "new" musical style characterized by metaphor and "elemental" imagery.