During the 1700's, music was flourishing in Italy, and Italy was regarded as the country of true musicians. Italian musicians and composers were frequently imported by courts in other countries. One Venetian composer of the time, who was composing for royalty, was Anna Bon. There is very little known about her life beyond that which appears on the title pages of her published works. A modest amount of information on Bon appears in Eitner's Quellenlexikon (1898). Abromeit examines this scarce amount of information and prepares an analysis and realization of two of Bon's sonatas for flute and continuo, Opus 1, nos 1 & 5. This honors thesis was presented as a lecture recital.
Level of Honors
magna cum laude
Conservatory of Music
Abromeit, Kathleen, "A Profile of Anna Bon, 18th Century Venetian Composer" (1985). Lawrence University Honors Projects. Paper 31.