Josina van den Boetzelaer
1733 - 1797
Boetzelaer is one of the few 18th-century Netherlands women composers whose music survives. She was a baroness and until her marriage served as a lady of the court. Three published works include a set of ariettas for voice and continuo, and two collections of arias with orchestral accompaniment. Written in early 18th century Italian opera style, her arias are well -balanced, pleasing pieces in a light, elegant style. For further information, see ""Women Composers: Music Through the Ages,"" volume IV.