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Della Pietà, Agatalocked

  • Jane L. Berdes

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(fl Venice, c1800). Italian singer, teacher and composer. She was a foundling admitted in infancy to the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. From early childhood she received a thorough musical education in the coro (music school) and became a soprano soloist, singing teacher and administrator in the school. She is identified as a soloist in manuscripts of motets commissioned from Giovanni Porta and Andrea Bernasconi, and is singled out for praise in the anonymous verse tribute to musicians of the ...

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Venice, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Biblioteca
[flourished]
Venice, Museo Civico Correr, Biblioteca d'Arte e Storia Veneziana
Nuova rivista musicale italiana