Donna Lucretia Orsina Vizzana [Vizzani]

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Italian singer, organist, and composer. She entered a Camaldolese convent in Bologna in 1598. Vizzana became a novice at the age of 11 and took her vows at 16. In 1623 she published her Componimenti musicali de motetti concertati a 1 e più voci (Venice, 1623). She was taught by her aunt, Camilla Bombacci, who was the convent organist, and by Ottavio Vernizzi who was the unofficial music master. Vizzana's works are influenced by stile moderno (seconda prattica) music, especially the works of Claudio Monteverdi. Her works are mainly solos or duets with continuo accompaniment.





A Partial Lucretia Orsina Vizzana Discography |  VG: Sacred Music in the Seicento