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Mathilda d'Orozco

aka: Mathilda Montgomery-Cederhjelm
borndied
17961863
a Swedish (originally Spanish-Italian) noble and salonist, composer, poet, writer, singer, amateur actress and harpsichordist. In Sweden, she is perhaps most known under the name Mathilda Montgomery-Cederhjelm.
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Vincenta Da Ponte

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unknown1770s-1780s caunknown
an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. As a composer, Da Ponte is known only from an unpublished set of four dances included in a collection of monferrine and composed around 1775; the manuscript is held in the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venice.
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Vincenta Da Ponte

bornactivedied
unknown1770s-1780s caunknown
an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist. She was a member of the coro, or music school, of Venice's Ospedale della Pietà during the tenure of Bonaventura Furlanetto as music director. As a composer, Da Ponte is known only from an unpublished set of four dances included in a collection of monferrine and composed around 1775; the manuscript is held i...
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Ghiselin Danckerts

borndied
1510 ca1565 ca
a Dutch composer, singer, and music theorist of the Renaissance. He was principally active in Rome, in the service of the Papal Chapel, and was one of the judges at the famous debate between Nicola Vicentino and Vicente Lusitano in 1551.
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Margarethe Danzi

borndied
17681800
a German composer and soprano. She was the daughter of the singer, actress and dancer Magdalena Brochard Marchand and Theobald Hilary Marchand, director of the National Theatre of Mannheim. Danzi composed for violin and piano.
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Miss Davis

borndied
1726 ca1755+
an Irish singer, musician and composer, born in Dublin, Ireland. Her father was harpsichord player, and her mother was a singer who promoted her daughter as a child prodigy. Miss Davis had her debut in London on 10 May 1745. She later wrote and performed her own songs, none of which survive. In 1755 the Dublin Journal published a notice that Miss Davis had r...
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Ebba Maria De la Gardie

borndied
16571697
a Swedish poet and singer. She was a favorite of the Swedish Queen, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. She was active as a poet at the royal court and was given much attention by her contemporaries. She participated at the amateur theatre of the royal court encouraged by the queen, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark. In the winter of 1683-84, a group of female courtiers pe...
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Agata della Pieta

aka: della Pietà
bornactivedied
unknown1800 caunknown
an Italian composer, singer, and teacher of music. Only two motet settings by della Pietà, a Novo aprili in F (inscribed to one "Louisa Della Sga Agnatta") and a setting, also in F, of Psalm 134 for compline, survive; only the instrumental bass part to the latter survives.
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Santa della Pieta

aka: Sanza, Samaritana, della Pietà
bornactivedied
unknown1725-17501774 ca
an Italian singer, composer, and violinist. She is known to have been a contralto soloist, violinist, and composer during the tenures of Giovanni Porta, Nicola Porpora, and Andrea Bernasconi as heads of the school. One piece by Santa, a setting of the Vespers Psalm 113 in D, survives.
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Henri Descremps

borndied
1746, Apr1826
a French magician who explained his art in a famous book, The White Magic Unveiled in 1784. He was a lawyer, mathematician and held a degree in law. He was attached to the embassy of France to the English Court as interpreter secretary before returning to France in 1783. His book -- among others he wrote -- obtained a great success at the time, as it gives a...
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Thomas Doggett

aka: Dogget
borndied
1670 ca1721, Sep 20
an Irish actor. Doggett was born in Dublin, and made his first stage appearance in London in 1691 as Nincompoop in Thomas d'Urfey's Love for Money. In this part, and as Solon in the same author's Marriage-Hater Matched, he became popular. He follo...
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John Dowland

borndied
15631626, Feb
an English Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. He is best known today for his melancholy songs such as "Come, heavy sleep" (the basis for Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal), "Come again", "Flow my tears", "I saw my Lady weepe" and "In darkness let me dwell", but his instrumental music has undergone a major revival, and with the 20th century's Early music ...
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Edouard Du Puy

aka: Édouard
borndied
17701822
a Swiss-born singer, composer, director, and violinist. He lived and worked in Copenhagen and Stockholm from 1793 until his death in 1822. His compositions were popular, especially the singspiel Youth and Folly, and a number of songs written for various plays.
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Katerina Veronika Anna Dusikova

aka: Dusíkova
borndied
1769, Mar 81833, Mar 24
a Bohemian singer, harpist, pianist and composer. She was also known as Veronika Rosalia Dusik (Dussek), Veronika Elisabeta Dusíková and Veronica Cianchettini. She was born in Cáslav, Bohemia, and began her studies in music with her organist father Jan Josef Dusik. She later moved to London to stay with her brother, composer Jan Ladislav Dusik, and marrie...
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Sophia Corri Dussek

borndied
17751847
a Scottish singer, pianist, harpist, and composer of Italian descent. She studied voice with her father, composer, music publisher, and impresario Domenico Corri. Her uncle was composer Natale Corri and her cousin was soprano Fanny Corri-Paltoni. She was well known as a soprano and composer of songs.
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