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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Claudio Monteverdi
Luci serene e chiare
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Luci serene e chiare

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Claudio Monteverdi
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
Claudio Monteverdi
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
Claudio Monteverdi
Confitebor tibi alla francese (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Confitebor tibi alla francese (Selva morale e spirituale)
Claudio Monteverdi
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
Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna
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)
Claudio Monteverdi
Ave Maris Stella
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Ave Maris Stella
Claudio Monteverdi
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
Claudio Monteverdi
Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Voi ch'ascoltate in rime sparse (Selva morale e spirituale)
Claudio Monteverdi
Confitebor tibi Domine
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Confitebor tibi Domine
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
Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Beatus vir (Selva morale e spirituale)
Claudio Monteverdi
Luci serene e chiare
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Luci serene e chiare
Claudio Monteverdi
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
Claudio Monteverdi
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)
Claudio Monteverdi
O gloriose martyr
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O gloriose martyr
Claudio Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus (Ii) [1640]
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Dixit Dominus (Ii) [1640]

Dixit Dominus (Ii) [1640]

Ensemble
English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
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Claudio Monteverdi
Chiome d'oro, SV 143
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Chiome d'oro, SV 143
Claudio Monteverdi
Confitebor tibi, Domine (Selva morale e spirituale)
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Confitebor tibi, Domine (Selva morale e spirituale)
Claudio Monteverdi
Adoramus te
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Adoramus te

Adoramus te

Choir
Northern Spirit Singers
Claudio Monteverdi
Quel sguardo sdegnosetto
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Quel sguardo sdegnosetto
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro Della Beata Vergine [1610]
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Vespro Della Beata Vergine [1610]
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine
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Vespro della Beata Vergine
Claudio Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110), SV 264
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Dixit Dominus (Psalm 110), SV 264
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna, e di soave accenti
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Zefiro torna, e di soave accenti
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate pueri
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Laudate pueri
Claudio Monteverdi
Gloria in excelsis Deo
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Gloria in excelsis Deo
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine
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Vespro della Beata Vergine
Claudio Monteverdi
Vespro della Beata Vergine: Sancta Maria
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Vespro della Beata Vergine: Sancta Maria
Claudio Monteverdi
Beatus vir
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Beatus vir
Claudio Monteverdi
Pianto della Madonna sopra il lamento: Iam moriar, mi Fili
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Pianto della Madonna sopra il lamento: Iam moriar, mi Fili
Claudio Monteverdi
Dixit Dominus
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Dixit Dominus
Claudio Monteverdi
Laudate Dominum
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Laudate Dominum
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