Marianna Martines was born in Vienna, living for a time in the same buildings as Joseph Haydn.
Marines was mentored by librettist Pietro Metastasio, and was well educated for a woman of her time. She wrote a number of secular cantatas and two oratorios to texts written by Metastasio.
Much of Martines's work is still available and a particularly good piece can be listened to here.
For more on Mariana Martines, click here.
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