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Casulana [Mezari], Maddalenalocked

  • Thomas W. Bridges


(bc1544, ?Casole D’Elsa, nr Siena; fl Vicenza, 1566–83). Italian composer, lutenist and singer. The name seems to indicate an origin in Casole d’Elsa; Giulio Piccolomini claimed her for Siena, but knew little about her. There is no evidence to tie her to any place except Vicenza: as early as ...

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