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Monteverdi, Claudio
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(baptized May 15, 1567, Cremona – Nov 29, 1643, Vienna), Italian composer. After studying in Cremona with Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, in 1590 Monteverdi became a court musician in Mantua, where he was appointed Kapellmeister in 1601. In 1613 he became Kapellmeister of San Marco in Venice. Monteverdi's early works, especially his madrigals and numerous works of liturgical church music, are in the polyphonic a cappella tradition of the late Renaissance. He soon adopted the principles of the new style (seconda pratica) inspired by the Florentine Camerata, which emp…

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Konold, Wulf, “Monteverdi, Claudio”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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