CONTESSA MACCHIAVELLI (b.1546/7)
Lucrezia Bendidio was one of the first 'singing ladies' at the Ferrarese court in the 1570s. She possessed great beauty and a charming voice, but was not a trained musician. Her place as the central figure of the Ferrarese musical entertainment was eventually taken by the more technically accomplished ladies of the 1580s.
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Written by Laurie Stras.
Last updated 04 October, 2002.
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