|Author||: Claire Fontijn|
|Publisher||: Oxford University Press|
|Total Pages||: 392|
|Rating||: 4/5 (621 Downloads)|
Download or read book Desperate Measures written by Claire Fontijn and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-10-19 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most fascinating figures of seventeenth-century music, composer and singer Antonia Padoani Bembo (c.1640 - c.1720) was active in both Venice and Paris. Her work provides a unique cross-cultural window into the rich musical cultures of these cities, yet owing to her clandestine existence in France, for almost three centuries Bembo's life was shrouded in mystery. In this first-ever biography, Clare Fontijn unveils the enthralling and surprising story of a remarkable woman who moved in the musical, literary, and artistic circles of these European cultural centers.