Italian Classical period composer and violinist Maddalena Laura Lombardini (1745-1818?) left one of the four Ospedali or orphanage schools of Venice by one of the two means possible: She married violinist and composer Ludivico Sirmen rather than becoming a nun or remaining forever attached to the school. A promising early career was perhaps shortened by her own decision to turn from composition to performance.
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Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen
Book review by Robert Hugill from the January 2004 MusicWeb(UK). Includes biographical information and background material.
Sirmen, Maddalena Laura Lombardini (1745 - 1818), Italy
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and link to biographical essay from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
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