Monteverdi; his life and work.
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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English


  • Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643

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Edition Notes

StatementTranslated from the French by Marie D. Mackie.
LC ClassificationsML410.M77 P771 1973
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 293 p.
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5697344M
ISBN 100837139961
LC Control Number70100830

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Monteverdi was born in Cremona, Italy, on the As a youth his musical talent was already evident: his first publication was issued by a prominent Venetian publishing house when he and by the time he was 20 a variety of his works had gone to print. His first book of five-voice madrigals, while bearing a dedication to his. Claudio Monteverdi was born in in Cremona, a town in Northern father was Baldassare Monteverdi, a doctor, apothecary and surgeon. [3] He was the oldest of five children. [4] During his childhood, he was taught by Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, [5] the maestro di cappella (The Maestro di capella’s job was to conduct important worship services in accordance with the liturgy books of. Monteverdi's contribution to secular, sacred and theatrical music in the period was unparalleled: his madrigals, church music and operas remain very much alive today. In this book, a large number of contemporary documents including some of his own letters, 2/5(1). Monteverdi’s eight books of madrigals span more than 40 years of his life, and condense the emotions of that lifetime into a sequence of miraculous miniatures that hit the ear with shocking force.

Born in Cremona in , Monteverdi composed a book of madrigals by the time he was At he became a musician in the court of Mantova, where he eventually became music director. Claudio Monteverdi - Claudio Monteverdi - Three decades in Venice: When the maestro di cappella—that is, the director of music—of St. Mark’s in Venice died, Monteverdi was invited to take his place, after an audition of some of his music in the basilica. He finally took up his appointment in the autumn of He was appointed largely because the musical establishment of St. Mark’s. Read this book on Questia. The English edition of the volume Claudio Monteverdi--Life and Works differs not inconsiderably from the German edition published in by Otto Walter Verlag, AG., Olten, Switzerland, as Vol. 6 in the series Musikerreihe edited by Paul Schaller, Basle.. Several chapters and continuous paragraphs have been specially written for this edition. Having been forced to return to work following his wife’s death in , Monteverdi had been growing increasingly disenchanted with life in Mantua, and things now came to a head between the composer and his oppressive overlords. In , hoping to secure a post in Rome, Monteverdi dedicated a magnificent new volume of church music to the Pope.