Caterina Benedicta Grazianini

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Caterina Benedicta Grazianini (fl. early 18th century) was an Italian composer of oratorios in Vienna. She was among the female composers of oratorios in Vienna who, according to Wellesz, were regular canonesses, rather than employed at the court. This group included Maria de Raschenau, Maria Margherita Grimani, and Camilla de Rossi.[1] Grazianini is known only through her two surviving works, the oratorios S Gemignano vescovo e protettore di Modena (performed 1705 and 1715) and S Teresa. On one of these is a note to the effect that it was performed for the ladies of Modena and Brunswick, and was very well received.[2] Her works are in two sections and an Italian overture, for four soloists and string orchestra.[3]

References

  • Suzanne G. Cusick. "Caterina Benedicta Grazianini". In Deane L. Root (ed.). Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  • Suzanne G. Cusick. "Maria de Raschenau". In Deane L. Root (ed.). Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press. (subscription required)
  • Pendle, Karin Women in Music: A History "Musical Women of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" by Barbara Garvey Jackson, Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN, 2001. ISBN 978-0-253-21422-5

Notes

  1. ^ Raschenau
  2. ^ Jackson
  3. ^ Grazianini


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