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 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 (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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Claudio Monteverdi
Laetatus sum à 6
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Laetatus sum à 6

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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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L'Orfeo, Favola In Musica, SV 318, Act 2: "Tu Se' Morta, Mia Vita"
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L'Orfeo, Favola In Musica, SV 318, Act 2: "Tu Se' Morta, Mia Vita"
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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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
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
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Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
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Si dolce e'l tormento
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Si dolce e'l tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Disprezzata regina
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Disprezzata regina
Claudio Monteverdi
Scherzi musicali (1632): Zefiro torna
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Scherzi musicali (1632): Zefiro torna
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Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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Vi ricorda,o boschi ombrosi [L'Orfeo]
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Vi ricorda,o boschi ombrosi [L'Orfeo]
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Prologo [L'Orfeo] (excerpt)
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Prologo [L'Orfeo] (excerpt)
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Toccata [L'Orfeo]
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Toccata [L'Orfeo]
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Sestina - Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata
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Sestina - Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata
Claudio Monteverdi
Si ch'io vorrei morire (O Jesu mia vita)
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Si ch'io vorrei morire (O Jesu mia vita)
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Ecco mormorar l'onde
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Ecco mormorar l'onde
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Sancta Maria
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Sancta Maria
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Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
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L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
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L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
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L' Orfeo - favola in musica in a prologue and 5 acts
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Confitebor tibi alla francese (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Confitebor tibi alla francese (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Beatus vir a 6
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Beatus vir a 6
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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
Christe adoramus te
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Christe adoramus te

Christe adoramus te

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Choir
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Chamber Choir
Conductor
Claudio Monteverdi
L' Incoronazione di Poppea - opera in a prologue and 3 acts
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L' Incoronazione di Poppea - opera in a prologue and 3 acts
Claudio Monteverdi
Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Final Scene)
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Il Ritorno d'Ulisse (Final Scene)
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Ave Maris Stella
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Ave Maris Stella
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Magnificat II
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Magnificat II

Magnificat II

Choir
Chorus of Swiss Radio, Lugano
Conductor
Claudio Monteverdi
Pur ti miro (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)
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Pur ti miro (L'Incoronazione di Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Laetatus sum à 6
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Laetatus sum à 6
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Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Confitebor tibi Domine
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Confitebor tibi Domine
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Luci serene e chiare
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Luci serene e chiare
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L'incoronazione di Poppea - Pur ti miro
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L'incoronazione di Poppea - Pur ti miro
Claudio Monteverdi
Lauda Jerusalem (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
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Lauda Jerusalem (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir
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Beatus vir
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Batto, qui pianse Ergasto
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Batto, qui pianse Ergasto
Claudio Monteverdi
Audi, coelum, verba mea - from Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]
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Audi, coelum, verba mea - from Vespro della Beata Vergine [1610]
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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L'Orfeo (Toccata)
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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L'Orfeo (Toccata)
Claudio Monteverdi
Si dolce è il tormento
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Si dolce è il tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Era l'anima mia
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Era l'anima mia
Claudio Monteverdi
Magnificat for 6 voices from Vespro della Beata Vergine (Venice, 1610)
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Magnificat for 6 voices from Vespro della Beata Vergine (Venice, 1610)
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