Women Composers: The Seventeenth Century – Part IV


Mlle Guédon de Presles (b. early 18th century – c. 1754) is the first woman to have published a book of airs.

Barbara of Portugal (Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa; 4 December 1711 – 27 August 1758) was an Infanta of Portugal, and a Queen of Spain by marriage to Ferdinand VI of Spain, was known for her love of music.

Luise Adelgunde Victorie Gottsched (born Kulmus, 11 April 1713 Danzig – 26 June 1762 Leipzig) was known as one of the founders of German theatrical comedy.

Santa (also known as Sanza or Samaritana) della Pietà (fl. ca. 1725 – ca. 1750, died after 1774) was an Italian singer, composer, and violinist.

Princess Philippine Charlotte of Prussia (German: Philippine Charlotte von Preußen) (13 March 1716, in Berlin – 17 February 1801, in Brunswick) was a Duchess consort of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel by marriage to Charles I of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and a known intellectual in contemporary Germany. She is listed as a female composer as she is thought to have written marches and other music.

Mlle Duval (short for Mademoiselle Duval) (1718–after 1775) was an 18th-century French composer who wrote the second opera by a woman ever performed at the Paris Opera.

Élisabeth de Haulteterre (Hotteterre) (c. 1720?–after 1768) (fl. 1737–1768) was a French composer and violinist.  Noting is sadder than the phrase ‘her work has been lost.’

Agata della Pietà (fl. ca. 1800) was an Italian composer, singer, and teacher of music.

Maria Teresa Agnesi (Italian pronunciation: [maˈriːa teˈreːza aɲˈɲeːzi]; October 17, 1720 – January 19, 1795) was an Italian composer.

Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia (9 November 1723 – 30 March 1787) was Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg.[1] She was one of ten surviving children of King Frederick William I of Prussia and Sophia Dorothea of Hanover.