Claudio Monteverdi
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1567-05-15
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Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi Biography (Wikipedia)

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (,, (listen); baptized 15 May 1567 – 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 Venice, including Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria and L'incoronazione di Poppea.

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Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo Acts I & II
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L'Orfeo Acts I & II

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L’Orfeo, Toccata
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L’Orfeo, Toccata

L’Orfeo, Toccata

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European Voices, Les Sacqueboutioers, Emmanuelle Haim
Claudio Monteverdi
Toccata et Domine ad adjuvandum me (Vespro della beata Vergine (1610))
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Toccata et Domine ad adjuvandum me (Vespro della beata Vergine (1610))
Claudio Monteverdi
Pulchra es, amica mea (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
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Pulchra es, amica mea (Vespro della Beata Vergine)
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir
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Beatus vir
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Chiome d'oro (7th Book of Madrigals)
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Chiome d'oro (7th Book of Madrigals)
Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento della ninfa: Amor, dicea
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Lamento della ninfa: Amor, dicea
Claudio Monteverdi
Cantate Domino
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Cantate Domino
Claudio Monteverdi
O ciechi, ciechi (Selva morale)
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O ciechi, ciechi (Selva morale)
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna
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Zefiro Torna
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
Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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L' Incoronazione di Poppea: Act 3 sc.8; Pur ti miro, pur ti gotto (feat. Elin Manahan Thomas & Robin Blaze)
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L' Incoronazione di Poppea: Act 3 sc.8; Pur ti miro, pur ti gotto (feat. Elin Manahan Thomas & Robin Blaze)
Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)

Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)

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Harmony of Voices
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Lena Susanne Norin
Ulla-Carin Borjesdotter
Claudio Monteverdi
Sonata Sopra Sancta Maria (Vespro della beata Vergine (1610))
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Sonata Sopra Sancta Maria (Vespro della beata Vergine (1610))
Claudio Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110), SV 264
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Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110), SV 264
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum for 5 voices, chor, 2vn, 4vdg/trb [1640]
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Laudate Dominum for 5 voices, chor, 2vn, 4vdg/trb [1640]
Claudio Monteverdi
Oblivion soave (from the Coronation Of Poppea)
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Oblivion soave (from the Coronation Of Poppea)
Claudio Monteverdi
L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Atto III, Scena 8: Pur ti miro - pur ti godo
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L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Atto III, Scena 8: Pur ti miro - pur ti godo
Claudio Monteverdi
L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Atto III, Scena 8: Sinfonia - Madre, sia con
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L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Atto III, Scena 8: Sinfonia - Madre, sia con
Claudio Monteverdi
Si dolce è'l tormento
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Si dolce è'l tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento d'Arianna à 5
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Lamento d'Arianna à 5
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena
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Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena
Claudio Monteverdi
L'Orfeo (Toccata)
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L'Orfeo (Toccata)
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna, e di soavi accenti
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Zefiro torna, e di soavi accenti
Claudio Monteverdi
Lamento della ninfa
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Lamento della ninfa
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Arr Pluhar: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti, SV 251
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Arr Pluhar: Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti, SV 251
Claudio Monteverdi
Madrigals, book 8: Dolcissimo usignolo [Loveliest nightingale]
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Madrigals, book 8: Dolcissimo usignolo [Loveliest nightingale]
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L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Act 3: "Pur ti Miro" (Neron, Popea)
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L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Act 3: "Pur ti Miro" (Neron, Popea)
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum à 5
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Laudate Dominum à 5
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Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610: Ave Maris Stella
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Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610: Ave Maris Stella
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna
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Zefiro Torna
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum (1641)
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Laudate Dominum (1641)
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Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben
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Ohimè, dov'è il mio ben
Andrea Falconieri
La Suave Melodia y su corrente; Si dolce è'l tormento
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La Suave Melodia y su corrente; Si dolce è'l tormento
Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
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Chiome d'oro (Madrigals, Book 7)
Claudio Monteverdi
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
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
Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
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Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Claudio Monteverdi
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
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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