Ippolito I d’Este’s music room: reconstructing a lost collection
Camilla Cavicchi is a musicologist associated with the Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours (France). In 2006, she was awarded a doctorate in musicology and musical heritage by the Università di Bologna, with a thesis on the French composer Maistre Jhan (1512–1538). In 2007 she began work on her CNRS post-doctorate on Renaissance singers prosopography at the Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance. She taught organology at the Università di Bologna and history of music at the Université de Montpellier. She takes a multidisciplinary approach to researching the history of music in Renaissance Europe and the Mediterranean; drawing from archives, prosopography, music iconography, organology and ethnomusicology, and focussing on three major fields: court music, regional and popular traditions. She has published on the subjects of musical iconography, organology, the history of musical institutions in the Renaissance, and orally transmitted musical repertoires, especially those of barbers and singers of tales.