Antonia Bembo

(1643 - 1715)

Italian composer. Born, and received her early musical training in Venice. According to the studies of Marinella Laini and Claire Fontijn, she fled for personal reasons (possibly a failed marriage) to Paris around 1675. There she resided in a women's religious community, where she produced music for court circles (and was thus a contemporary of Jacquet de la Guerre). Her compositions were collected between 1697 and 1707 in manuscript volumes called Produzioni ormoniche.

VD: The Cantata