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Martinelli, Caterina locked

  • Denis Arnold
  •  and Edmond Strainchamps


( b Rome, 1589 or 1590; d Mantua, March 7, 1608). Italian singer . She was brought into the service of the Gonzagas at Mantua in August 1603, where she lodged for three years with Monteverdi, whose wife may have been her teacher. She may also have studied with Francesco Rasi, but her musical training was probably overseen by Monteverdi himself, and she was soon part of a female vocal ensemble which he directed. Her singing clearly pleased Duke Vincenzo, and in ...

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A. Bertolotti: Musici alla corte dei Gonzaga in Mantova dal secolo XV al XVIII (Milan, 1890/R)
Analecta musicologica
Early Music History