About the Author

Claire Fontijn is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at Wellesley College, where she teaches courses on Early Music, Opera, Women Composers, Louis XIV’s France, and the German Lied. Her work as a performer informs her archival work and musical analyses. She has appeared as a singer and baroque flutist with La Donna Musicale (Boston), The Washington Bach Consort (D.C.), and Le Concert Spirituel (Paris), among other ensembles.

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