Francesca Campana

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Francesca Campana (ca. 1615,[1] d. 1665) was a spinet player, and composer. She was born in Rome, thought to be the daughter of Andrea Campana, wife of the composer Giovan Carlo Rossi and sister-in-law of Luigi Rossi. In 1629 Francesca Campana published a book of arias in Rome and possibly a book of madrigals which is lost.[2][3]


Selected works include:

  • Arie a 1, 2, e 3 voci, op. 1, collection of arias
  • Donna, se ’l mio servir, madrigal for two voices
  • Pargoletta, vezzosetta from La Risonanti Sfere for soprano, lute and viola da gamba[4]


  1. ^ Speck, Christian (2003). Das italienische Oratorium 1625-1665: Musik und Dichtung.
  2. ^ Whenham, John. "Campana, Francesca". Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  3. ^ Tyrrell, John (2001). The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians: Volume 21.
  4. ^ "Classical Composers (C-E)". Retrieved 18 January 2011.