Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.
Born in Cremona, where he undertook his first musical studies and compositions, Monteverdi developed his career first at the court of Mantua and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di cappella at the basilica of San Marco. His surviving letters give insight into the life of a professional musician in Italy of the period, including problems of income, patronage and politics.
Much of Monteverdi's output, including many stage works, has been lost. His surviving music includes nine books of madrigals, large-scale sacred works such as his Vespro della Beata Vergine of 1610, and three complete operas. His opera L'Orfeo is the earliest of the genre still widely performed; towards the end of his life he wrote works for Venice, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea.

Description provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0

Read more
Collapse
Top SongsAlbum
1
Gabrieli: Audite principes a 16, C 123 - Transc. Denis Arnold/Edited for performance John Eliot GardinerMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.7:03
2
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 25. Sicut erat in principioMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.1:38
3
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 20. Deposuit potentesMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.2:32
4
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 13. Hymnus: Ave Maria stellaMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.10:09
5
Monteverdi: Exultent caeli - Trans. Denis Arnold/Edited for performance John Eliot GardinerMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.7:48
6
Vespro della Beata Vergine: 18. Magnificat: Et misericordia eiusMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.2:34
7
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 19. Magnificat: Fecit PotentiamMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.0:59
8
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 4. Concerto: Nigra sumMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.4:28
9
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine - Performing Edition by John Eliot Gardiner - 10. Concerto: Audi, coelumMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.10:09
10
Gabrieli: Salvator noster a 15, C 80 - Trans. Denis Arnold/Edited for performance John Eliot GardinerMonteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610, etc.6:03
©2019 GoogleSite Terms of ServicePrivacyDevelopersArtistsAbout Google|Location: United StatesLanguage: English (United States)
By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.