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Molza, Tarquinia (1542 - 1617), virtuosa singer, poet

Anthony Newcomb

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(b Modena, 1 Nov 1542; d Rome, 8 Aug 1617). Italian virtuosa singer and poet. She was the niece of the poet Francesco Maria Molza. She married the Modenese gentleman Paolo Porrino in 1560 and was widowed in 1579. Many tributes to her singing appear in both literary and musical prints from the very early 1570s onward. A passage in Francesco Patrizi's manuscript treatise L'amorosa filosofia, written in

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