Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Monteverdi, Claudio
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A. Life and work

The Italian composer Claudio M. was baptized on May 15, 1567 at Cremona, and died on November 29, 1643 at Venice. He grew up in a medical family and received a thorough musical training in his home city before becoming a musician at the Gonzaga court in Mantua in 1590, rising to become master of music there from 1601. He moved to Venice in 1613 to become conductor at San Marco, a position he held until his death. His surviving work, which is almost all in the form of printed music and comprises only a fraction of what he actually wrote, includes books of madrigals and so-called scherz…

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Leopold, Silke (Heidelberg), “Monteverdi, Claudio”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 16 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004914>
First published online: 2015



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