Maddalena Casulana (1544-1590)

Italian composer, lutenist, and singer of the late Renaissance. In 1568, she publishes in Venice her first book of madrigals for four voices: « Il primo libro di madrigali ». She is the first female composer to have had a whole book of her music printed and published in the history of western music. In 15701583 and 1586, she will publish other books of madrigals, all in Venice. 

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