Claudio Monteverdi

Born 5 May 1567. Died 29 November 1643
Claudio Monteverdi
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1567-05-15
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Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi Biography (Wikipedia)

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi ( (listen); 15 May 1567 (baptized) – 29 November 1643) 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 (c. 1590–1613) and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di capella 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 (Vespers) of 1610, and three complete operas. His opera L'Orfeo (1607) is the earliest of the genre still widely performed; towards the end of his life he wrote works for the commercial theatre in Venice, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea.

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Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti (Madrigals, book 9)
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Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti (Madrigals, book 9)
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir
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Beatus vir
Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro, bel tesoro
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Chiome d'oro, bel tesoro
Claudio Monteverdi
Laetatus sum (Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610)
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Laetatus sum (Vespro della Beata Vergine, 1610)
Claudio Monteverdi
Si dolce e 'l tormento
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Si dolce e 'l tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Magnificat à 6
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Magnificat à 6
Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento Della Ninfa (book 8)
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Lamento Della Ninfa (book 8)
Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (The Coronation of Poppea)
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Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (The Coronation of Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro (L'incoronazionne de Poppea)
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Pur ti miro (L'incoronazionne de Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Possente spirto (L'Orfeo)
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Possente spirto (L'Orfeo)
Claudio Monteverdi
Toccata from Orfeo
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Toccata from Orfeo
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Lauda Jerusalem
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Vespro della beata Vergine (1610): Lauda Jerusalem
Claudio Monteverdi
The Return of Ulysses (Act 1, Scene 6)
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The Return of Ulysses (Act 1, Scene 6)
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna e di soavi accenti SV 251
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Zefiro Torna e di soavi accenti SV 251
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
Claudio Monteverdi
Cantate Domino
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Cantate Domino
Claudio Monteverdi
Laetatus sum a 5 instrumenti & 6 voci
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Laetatus sum a 5 instrumenti & 6 voci
Claudio Monteverdi
Ave Maris Stella (1610 Vespers)
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Ave Maris Stella (1610 Vespers)
Luigi Rossi
Works by Rossi, Landi, Legrenzi, Trabaci & Monteverdi
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Works by Rossi, Landi, Legrenzi, Trabaci & Monteverdi
Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)
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Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum
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Laudate Dominum

Laudate Dominum

Ensemble
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna, e 'l bel tempo rimena
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Zefiro Torna, e 'l bel tempo rimena
Claudio Monteverdi
Scherzi musicalI; Quando l'alba in oriente (1607)
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Scherzi musicalI; Quando l'alba in oriente (1607)
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir a 6
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Beatus vir a 6
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna
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Zefiro Torna
Claudio Monteverdi
O come sei gentile
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O come sei gentile
Claudio Monteverdi
Voglio di vita uscir
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Voglio di vita uscir
Claudio Monteverdi
Sí dolce èl tormento
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Sí dolce èl tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Disprezzata regina from L'incoronazione di Poppea
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Disprezzata regina from L'incoronazione di Poppea
Claudio Monteverdi
Ecco di dolci raggi il sol ar
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Ecco di dolci raggi il sol ar
Claudio Monteverdi
Quam pulchra es
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Quam pulchra es
Claudio Monteverdi
Volgendo il ciel (Dance on your slender feet)
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Volgendo il ciel (Dance on your slender feet)
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna
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Zefiro Torna
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo Acts III & IV
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L'Orfeo Acts III & IV
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo Acts I & II
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L'Orfeo Acts I & II
Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
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Pur ti miro, pur ti godo (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine
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Vespro della Beata Vergine
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum
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Laudate Dominum
Claudio Monteverdi
Christe adoramus te; Cantate Domino canticum novum
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Christe adoramus te; Cantate Domino canticum novum
Claudio Monteverdi
Io mi son Giovinetta
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Io mi son Giovinetta
Claudio Monteverdi
S'andasse amore a caccia
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S'andasse amore a caccia
Claudio Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus
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Dixit Dominus
Claudio Monteverdi
Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (conclusion)
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (conclusion)
Claudio Monteverdi
Magnificat II
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Magnificat II

Magnificat II

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Chorus of Swiss Radio, Lugano
Conductor
Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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