Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 7317
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Prizer , William F.
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  • Title: Renaissance Women as Patrons of Music: The North-Italian Courts [The author draws on correspondence to trace the musical interests of Isabella d'Este and her sister-in-law, Lucrezia Borgia. They both supported a small group of musicians/music and dance teachers in their households. Their personnel specialized in secular vocal music and string music, while musicians from their husbands' households supplied other kinds of music as needed. The Appendix presents transcriptions of eight document texts in Italian and Latin pertaining to Isabella and Lucrezia. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Rediscovering the Muses: Women's Musical Traditions.  Edited by Kimberly Marshall.  Northeastern University Press, 1993.  Pages 186 - 205.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Borgia, Lucrezia, Wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara Courts- Musical Activity Households Isabella d'Este, Wife of Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua Music Noble Women Patronage, Musical
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  • Geographic Area: Italy
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Santa Barbara
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  • Year of Publication: 1993.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1555531733