Publishing music of women composers, past and present.

Paola Massarenghi

1565 - ?

Paola Massarenghi was the second woman to publish a musical composition during her lifetime. Her Quando spiega l'insegn'al sommo padre was published in 1585, after which she disappears from the historical record, most likely because marriage would have automatically precluded any further public or published activity in that era.