Lucca, 7 Nov 1802 - Lucca, 25 Jan 1858

Italian composer and harp teacher.

Her parents were the nobleman Sebastiano Motroni Andreozzi and his wife Eleonora Flekestein.
She studied the piano and counterpoint with Domenico Quilici.
In 1820 she was admitted to the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna as ‘Maestra compositrice onoraria’ on account of a Stabat mater and a Messa da Requiem written in 1819 in memory of her mother.
In 1823 she married Lorenzo Bottini, a marquis and prominent figure in Luccan political life.
Most of her output dates from her early years, from the ages of 13 to 20. It includes arias, duets, romanze and other pieces composed for the refined salons of the Luccan nobility, and contrapuntal sacred works.
She was the only woman to provide compositions for the traditional Luccan festival in honour of St Cecilia in 1822, 1825, 1828, 1832, 1834 and 1840.

Bibliography:

J. Fétis: Biographie universelle des musiciens suppl.
C. Schmidl: Dizionario universale dei musicisti
L. Nerici: Storia della musica in Lucca (Lucca, 1880)
D. Sansone: Il ‘Fondo Bottini’dell’Istituto Boccherini di Lucca (U. of Pisa, 1989–90)
M.S. La Pusata: Marianna Bottini (1802–1858), compositrice lucchese: biografia e catalogo tematico delle sue musiche (U. of Pisa, 1989–90)
M.S. La Pusata: ‘Una compositrice lucchese da scoprire: la Marchesa Marianna M.A. Bottini’, I tesori della musica lucchese, ed. M.P. Fazzi (Lucca, 1990)
D. Sansone: ‘La biblioteca di Marianna Bottini’
Grove Music Online: www.oxfordmusiconline.com

Author:

Maria Sabrina La Pusata

Works:

 Elena e Gerardo, Opera 1822 unperformed
In sacri cantici, 3 voices, wind insts, basso continuo, 1819;
Briseide (C. Moscheni), 3 voices, chorus, orchestra, 1820;
Cantiamo, cantiamo, 5 voices, orchestra
Motet, 1 voice, orchestra, 1818
Qui tollis, 1 voice, chorus, orchestra, 1818
Messa da requiem, 4 voices, orchestra, 1819
Motet, 1 voice, orchestra 1819
Quoniam, 1 voice, orchestra, 1819
Qui tollis, 1 voice, orchestra, 1819
Stabat mater, 3 voices, 1819
Te Deum, 3 voices, 1819
Stabat mater, 3 voices, 1820
Mass, 4 voices, orchestra, 1822
Motet, 1 voice, orchestra, 1822
Mag, 4 voices, orchestra, after 1823
Miserere, 3 voices, basso continuo, 1824
Crucifixus, 2 voices, basso continuo
Dixit dominus, 5 voices, orchestra
Domine ad adjuvandum, 4 voices, orchestra
3 arias
1 duet
2 notturni
4 romanze
2 canzonette
Clarinet Concert
Piano Concert
2 symphonic
1 overure
Quartet, (clarinet, horn, piano, harp)
Trio, violin, basson, piano
Duet, piano, harp
Il mulinaro (ballo)
Trio
Duo
10 contradanze inglesi
9 monferrine
39 quadrilles
15 sets of variations
18 waltzes
26 other works, incl. studies