Claudio Monteverdi
Italian composer,gambist, and singer
Claudio Monteverdi
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, gambist, and singer. Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque.
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Antichi Organi fa tappa a Bobbio - Piacenza24
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In programma musiche di Alexandre Guilmant, George Friedrich Haendel, Luca Salvadori, Claudio Monteverdi, Vincenzo Antonio Petrali, Giuseppe Verdi, Camille Saint Saëns, Hildegard Von Bingen, Marco Enrico Bossi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Monteverdi et Scelsi s'invitent au festival - Ouest-France
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Il ya quatre siècles, Claudio Monteverdi est le premier compositeur dont la musique raconte des drames humains, des amours, des attentes, des rêves. Il ya plus de cinquante ans, Giacinto Scelsi compose une trilogie pour violoncelle seul : les trois
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Alessandro Scarlatti al Festival Barocco - Viterbo News 24
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Venerdì 19 agosto alle ore 21.00, nella Chiesa di San Flaviano di Montefiascone, Corrado Stocchi alla guida della Camerata Barocca “Claudio Monteverdi” di Viterbo interpreterà “Le sonate a cinque” di Alessandro Scarlatti. Queste bellissime sonate a
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PSU Probing Question: What Defines Renaissance Music? - Gant Daily
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“It's not by coincidence that opera—the musical genre that most vividly portrays emotion—was invented in this period, first by composers in Florence and then in Mantua by the great master of the period, Claudio Monteverdi.” As was the case with most
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Opera review: Monteverdi: Flame and Frost - Edinburgh Festivals
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IN THE decidedly inelegant surroundings of a blacked-out hotel meeting room, this amateur but stylistically robust production sees the music of the Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi used to retell the myth of Echo and Narcissus from
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Rafael Viñoly Flexes His Architectural Muscles, With Opera Sets - Co.Design
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Viñoly also designed the sets for Chicago Opera Theater's 2007 production of Claudio Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses. “Working on an opera is so different from the work we do as architects, which is limited by various requirements and a complex set
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Macculloch Hall Baroque Concert a Family Affair - Patch.com
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The program also featured works by Claudio Monteverdi and Antonio Vivaldi, as well as “Airs de Cour” by Michel Lambert. “They truly transport the listener to an earlier time,” Arceci said of Lambert's “Airs de Cour.” “That 'escape' to an earlier time
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Ein Abend für Claudio Monteverdi - Märkische Allgemeine
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Inmitten aller Größen des Musiklebens überragte ein Komponist alle anderen: Claudio Monteverdi. An San Marco formte er die „Capella“ zu einer stilbildenden Solistenvereinigung von Spitzenrang, außerhalb der byzantinischen Kirchenmauern verlieh er der
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Arceci/McKean & Friends - New Jersey Monthly
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Vocal works will include Tarquinio Merula's magical Canzonetta spirituale sopra alla nanna, selections from Claudio Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali, intimate “airs de cour” by Michel Lambert, and dazzling instrumental works by Arcangelo Corelli,
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Ciro Perrino: «Claudio Monteverdi? Era rock, come Vivaldi» - mentelocale.it
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Ad esempio ho sempre trovato molto “rock” molte delle composizioni di Claudio Monteverdi. La potenza espressiva di un Vivaldi e di un Van Beethoven sono proverbiali. Non si contano gli esperimenti fatti nel tempo da Walter Carlos – oggi Wendy – con la
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The Classical Music Network - ConcertoNet
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If Claudio Monteverdi was the master of music for his theater–that newfangled Venetian genre we now call opera–his contemporary, Francesco Cavalli, was master of theater for his music. And theater, movement, costume, character, is exactly what director
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Ecco mormorar l'onde - madrigal z dielne Monteverdi/Tasso (1590) - SME.sk
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Taliansky skladateľ Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) posunul európsku hudbu kvalitatívne ďalej vo viacerých žánroch - aj v madrigaloch, teda krátkych skladbách pre malú skupinu spevákov. Na tvorbu madrigalov mal tento komponista veľmi priaznivé podmienky
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Baroque Opera – It's Fun! - Czech Position
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Baroque opera dates from about 1600 to about 1750 and composers include Claudio Monteverdi, Antonio Vivaldi, George Handel and Johann Sebastian Bach. Other characterizations include emphatic, imitative and expressive gestures, all used to elicit an
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Symphony In The Glen Releases "Observations: Symphonic Encounters from Galileo ... - San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
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This heavenly anthem is from Claudio Monteverdi's opera about Orpheus - the legendary musician of ancient Thrace who plucked his songs on a lyre whose seven strings represented the seven ancient planets. This piece was composed close to the time that
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Music takes center stage in Bar Harbor in July - Press Herald
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Boston-based Brass Venture begins the season at 8:15 pm Friday at the Bar Harbor Congregational Church with "Brass Gems," a program featuring music written for brass quintet by Claudio Monteverdi, Brahms, JS Bach, Puccini, M. Arnold, Copland,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1643
    Age 75
    Monteverdi died, aged 76, in Venice on 29 November 1643 and was buried at the church of the Frari.
    More Details Hide Details Monteverdi's works are split into three categories: madrigals, operas, and church-music. Until the age of forty, Monteverdi worked primarily on madrigals, composing a total of nine books. It took Monteverdi about four years to finish his first book of twenty-one madrigals for five voices. As a whole, the first eight books of madrigals show the enormous development from Renaissance polyphonic music to the monodic style typical of Baroque music. The titles of his Madrigal books are:
  • 1638
    Age 70
    When the work was first published in 1638 Monteverdi rededicated it to the new King Ferdinand III.
    More Details Hide Details The eighth book includes the so-called Madrigali dei guerrieri et amorosi (Madrigals of War and Love). The important preface of Monteverdi’s eighth madrigal book seems to be connected with his seconda pratica. He claims to have invented a new "agitated" style (genere concitato, later called stile concitato). The book is divided into sections of War and Love each containing madrigals, a piece in dramatic form (genere rappresentativo), and a ballet. In the Madrigals of War, Monteverdi has organized poetry that describes the pursuits of love through the allegory of war; the hunt for love, and the battle to find love. In the second half of the book, the Madrigals of Love, Monteverdi organized poetry that describes the unhappiness of being in love, unfaithfulness, and ungrateful lovers who feel no shame. In his previous madrigal collections, Monteverdi usually set poetry from one or two poets he was in contact with through the court where he was employed. The Madrigals of War and Love represent an overview of the poets he has dealt with throughout his life; the classical poetry of Petrarch, poetry by his contemporaries (Tasso, Guarini, Marino, Rinuccini, Testi and Strozzi), or anonymous poets who Monteverdi found and adapted to his needs.
  • 1636
    Age 68
    Originally the work was to be dedicated to Ferdinand II, but because of his ill health, his son was made king in December 1636.
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  • 1632
    Age 64
    In 1632, he became a priest.
    More Details Hide Details During the last years of his life, when he was often ill, he composed his two last masterpieces: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses, 1641), and the historic opera L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea, 1642), based on the life of the Roman emperor Nero. L'incoronazione especially is considered a culminating point of Monteverdi's work. It contains tragic, romantic, and comic scenes (a new development in opera), a more realistic portrayal of the characters, and warmer melodies than previously heard. It requires a smaller orchestra, and has a less prominent role for the choir. For a long period of time, Monteverdi's operas were merely regarded as a historical or musical interest. Since the 1960s, The Coronation of Poppea has re-entered the repertoire of major opera companies worldwide.
  • FORTIES
  • 1613
    Age 45
    By 1613, he had moved to San Marco in Venice where, as conductor, he quickly restored the musical standard of both the choir and the instrumentalists.
    More Details Hide Details The musical standard had declined due to the financial mismanagement of his predecessor, Giulio Cesare Martinengo. The managers of the basilica were relieved to have such a distinguished musician in charge, as the music had been declining since the death of Giovanni Croce in 1609.
  • 1610
    Age 42
    In 1610 he moved to Rome, arriving in secret, hoping to present his music to Pope Paul V.
    More Details Hide Details His Vespers were printed the same year, but his planned meeting with the Pope never took place. In 1612 Vincenzo died and was succeeded by his eldest son Francesco. Heavily in debt, due to the profligacy of his father, Francesco sacked Monteverdi and he spent a year in Mantua without any paid employment. His 1607 opera L'Orfeo was dedicated to Francesco. The title page of the opera bears the dedication "Al serenissimo signor D. Francesco Gonzaga, Prencipe di Mantoua, & di Monferato, &c."
  • THIRTIES
  • 1605
    Age 37
    The Fifth Book of Madrigals shows the shift from the late Renaissance style of music to the early Baroque. The Quinto Libro (Fifth Book), published in 1605, was at the heart of the controversy between Monteverdi and Giovanni Artusi.
    More Details Hide Details Artusi attacked the "crudities" and "license" of the modern style of composing, centering his attacks on madrigals (including Cruda Amarilli, composed around 1600) (See Fabbri, Monteverdi, p. 60) from the fourth book. Monteverdi made his reply in the introduction to the fifth book, with a proposal of the division of musical practice into two streams, which he called prima pratica, and seconda pratica. Prima pratica was described as the previous polyphonic ideal of the sixteenth century, with flowing strict counterpoint, prepared dissonance, and equality of voices. Seconda pratica used much freer counterpoint with an increasing hierarchy of voices, emphasizing soprano and bass. In Prima pratica the harmony controls the words. In seconda pratica the words should be in control of the harmonies. This represented a move towards the new style of monody. The introduction of continuo in many of the madrigals was a further self-consciously modern feature. In addition, the fifth book showed the beginnings of conscious functional tonality.
  • 1599
    Age 31
    In 1599 Monteverdi married the court singer Claudia Cattaneo, who died in September 1607.
    More Details Hide Details They had two sons (Francesco and Massimilino) and a daughter (Leonora). Another daughter died shortly after birth.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1582
    Age 14
    His first five publications were: Sacrae cantiunculae, 1582 (a collection of miniature motets); Madrigali Spirituali, 1583 (a volume of which only the bass partbook is extant); Canzonette a tre voci, 1584 (a collection of three-voice canzonettes); and the five-part madrigals Book I, 1587, and Book II, 1590.
    More Details Hide Details He worked at the court of Vincenzo I of Gonzaga in Mantua as a vocalist and viol player, then as music director. In 1602, he was working as the court conductor and Vincenzo appointed him master of music on the death of Benedetto Pallavicino.
    His first music was written for publication, including some motets and sacred madrigals, in 1582 and 1583.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1567
    Born
    Born in 1567.
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