A great number of musicians ― composers, singers and instrumentalists ― as well as princes and courtiers were involved in the daily life of the courtly musical establishments at Ferrara and Parma.   The links below lead to summary biographies of the main figures.  Links are also given to other sites providing biographical information for specific individuals.




Composers and Musicians


Poets, Courtiers and Rulers




Written by Laurie Stras.

Last updated 22 November, 2001.

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