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 (mŏn′tə-vâr′dē, mōn′tĕ-), Claudio 1567-1643.
Italian composer whose works include sacred music, many madrigals, and one of the first operas, Orfeo (1607).
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(Biography) Claudio (ˈklaʊdɪˌəʊ). ?1567–1643, Italian composer, noted esp for his innovations in opera and for his expressive use of dissonance. His operas include Orfeo (1607) and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1642) and he also wrote many motets and madrigals
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(ˌmɒn təˈvɛər di)

Claudio, 1567–1643, Italian composer.
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If, as seems probable, Monteverdi sent the eighth book (or parts of it) to Vienna as early as 1633, then the likely terminus ante quem for much of the book advances by several years; the contents of the Madrigali guerrieri, et amorosi must largely have been written and assembled only a year after the Scherzi musicali appeared in 1632.
It took audacity to pair Monteverdi's The Duel of Tancredi and Clorinda (1624) with Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle (1917) for an evening's entertainment, since the contrast in styles is about as wide as one could find in the operatic repertory.
Monteverdi began as a madrigal composer in the Renaissance style; the technique and expressive gestures of the madrigal played an important part in all his works.
The strongest point of Nigel Rogers's recording of the first great opera, Monteverdi's Orfeo of 1607, is his own assumption of the title role--self-consciously virtuosic in manner, perhaps, but not inappropriately so given Orfeo's legendary position in musical history as the first virtuoso.
Monteverdi's Vespro della beata Vergine may be a single work, a collection of disparate pieces, or a musical curriculum vitae for a job in Venice which the composer applied for.
There will be music from Tomas Luis de Victoria, Monteverdi, Tallis and much more.
This year's renewal looked stronger than most with Aidan O'Brien fielding a rare runner and a fancied one to boot in the shape of Claudio Monteverdi, whose previous romp in a Leopardstown maiden had since been advertised.
It will feature Purcell's Dido's Lament, Dowland's When Phoebus First Did Phoebus First Did Love and Monteverdi's Lamento d'Arianna.
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Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society is continuing its 75th anniversary celebrations with a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers.
lngegneri is known to many as Claudio Monteverdi's mentor.