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  Claudio Monteverdi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portrait of Claudio Monteverdi in Venice, 1640, by Bernardo Strozzi.
In 1613 Monteverdi was appointed as conductor at San Marco in Venice, where he soon restored the musical standards of both the choir and instrumentalists, which had withered under the financial mismanagement of his predecessor, Giulio Cesare Martinengo.
Monteverdi was ordained a Catholic priest in 1632.
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 Claudio Monteverdi biography - 8notes.com
Monteverdi wrote the earliest dramatically viable opera, Orfeo, and was fortunate enough to enjoy fame during his lifetime.
Monteverdi produced his first music for publication—some motets and sacred madrigals—in only 1582 and 1583, so he must have been something of a child prodigy.
In 1613 Monteverdi was appointed as conductor at San Marco in Venice, where he soon revived the choir, which had withered under his predecessor.
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 Claudio Monteverdi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
There Monteverdi was active in reorganizing and improving the cappella as well as writing music for it, but he was also able to accept commissions from elsewhere, including some from Mantua, for example the ballet Tirsi e Clori (1616) and an opera, La finta pazza Licori (1627, not performed, now lost).
Monteverdi can be justly considered one of the most powerful figures in the history of music.
Monteverdi's last opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea, though transmitted in not wholly reliable sources and including music by other men, is his greatest masterpiece and arguably the finest opera of the century.
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 Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643)
Monteverdi was born in 1567, in the northern town of Cremona, a small town between Milan and Mantua.
Monteverdi demonstrated his skill as composer and music director at an audition in August 1613, and was hired on the spot.
In Monteverdi's time, music was typically published for two reasons: to further one's reputation with the musical cognoscenti, and to ingratiate oneself with a nobleman.
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 OperaWorld.com's Opera Insights: Claudio Monteverdi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1595 Monteverdi married Claudia Cattaneo, a singer at the Gonzaga Court.
Described as a peppery, impatient man, Monteverdi was never truly happy at the court and had frequent disagreements with the Duke's son Francesco, although it was at Francesco's urging that he wrote L'Orfeo, favola in musica, to a libretto by the court secretary, Alessandro Striggio.
Although Monteverdi was extremely popular in his day, his music was virtually forgotten until the first half of the 19th century, when Carl von Winterfield researched and published a study on Giovanni Gabrieli and rediscovered Monteverdi's works in the process.
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 HOASM: Claudio Monteverdi
Monteverdi accompanied the duke on a foray against the Turks in Austria and Hungary in 1595, and to Flanders in 1599, where the duke went for a cure.
In 1630 Monteverdi set Strozzi's drama Proserpina rapita; an attack of plague in Venice in 1630-31 and the cessation of commissions from Mantua led to the slackening of his compositional activities.
Monteverdi died at the age of 76, shortly after returning to Venice from a trip to Cremona, and was buried in the Church of the Frari.
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 Milestones of the Millennium: Claudio Monteverdi
Monteverdi bestrode the musical eras we call Renaissance and Baroque, and was the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential.
To emphasize the wide ranging emotions of his characters, Monteverdi subdued the traditional polyphonic structure of the Renaissance, in which all vocal elements were projected equally.
Monteverdi exploited dynamics and dissonance to convey human emotion in ways that dazzled audiences and befuddled conservative critics.
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 DoveSong.com. -- The Music of Claudio Monteverdi
The music of Claudio Monteverdi-- one of the most influential composers of all time-- is a realization of freshness and richness that embodies some of the greatest compositions in Western Classical Music.
Monteverdi was born in Cremona, Italy in 1567.
In 1603, Monteverdi became Ingegneri's successor as maestro to the Duke and composed for the wedding of the Duke's son to Margherita of Savoy the opera Ariadne, in which Ariadne's grief moved the audience to tears.
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 Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Monteverdi's influence, both before and after his death, was not commensurate with the high esteem in which he was held by the discerning few; thus he left no "school," and the only significant composer who can be called his pupil was Heinrich Schütz.
The reason for this comparative lack of influence was probably Monteverdi's serious cast of mind and a strong tinge of conservatism that mitigated his continuing in the vanguard throughout a period which was, perhaps, the most dichotomous in the history of music and during which taste and fashion changed rapidly.
For over a year Monteverdi sought employment that was commensurate with his now considerable reputation, and finally, in August 1613, he was appointed to one of the most prestigious musical positions in Italy, that of maestro di cappella at the famous basilica of St. Mark's in Venice.
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 Monteverdi, Claudio: Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Claudio Monteverdi began his musical education under Ingegneri as a boy chorister in the cathedral of Cremona.
At the duke's death in 1613, Monteverdi became Maestro di Cappella at St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.
Monteverdi is remembered today primarily for his contributions to opera (including Orfeo and L'incoronazione di Poppea), and to the development of what later came to be known as the baroque style (his fifth book of madrigals being the first to employ basso continuo.
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In his Dichiaratione published in the Scherzi musicali of 1607, Giulio Cesare Monteverdi clarified his brother's thoughts on the term "Second Pratice" thus: "one that turns on the perfection of the melody, that is, the one that considers harmony not commanding, but commanded, and makes the words the mistress of the harmony".
Monteverdi also utilised ornaments (which were unpopular with Artusi...) under the banner of the seconda prattica.
However, although Monteverdi continued throughout his life to stretch the ideal behind the seconda prattica, it was this ideal of expression which continued through his time and on to today, and not the compositional style itself.
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Monteverdi was also especially daring in his use of dissonance, or harmonies that didn't quite seem to fit.
Monteverdi's fourth and fifth books of madrigals, published respectively in 1603 and 1605, are pinnacles of the avant-garde madrigal style.
Monteverdi enlarged the orchestra and became one of the first composers to increase its dramatic range by having the strings use tremolo (a fast, trembling repetition of a note) and pizzicato (plucking the strings).
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 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
The son of a doctor, Monteverdi studied music at the town cathedral in Cremona, and attained his first position as composer and instrumentalist at the court of the Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga of Mantua in 1591.
Monteverdi composed and published dozens of madrigals throughout his life, and Zefiro torna is an excellent example of his art in that secular form.
Monteverdi's final opera, written in 1642 when he was in his seventies, remains one of the landmarks of the new genre and his undisputed masterwork.
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 The Claudio Monteverdi Biography Page on Classic Cat
During his long life he produced work that can be classified in both categories, and he was one of the most significant revolutionaries that brought about the change in style.
With this opera Monteverdi had created an entirely new style of music, the dramma per musica (musical drama) as it was called.
Monteverdi was ordained a Catholic priest in 1633.
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Automobiles Monteverdi Ltd. was founded in 1967, and is said to have employed 170 employees and produced 1300 automobiles in 1976.
Most Monteverdis were exotics, with something of a Ferrari/Maserati look to them and powered by Chrysler's hottest V-8s, including the 426 Hemi (used in the Hai 1) and the 440.
Unfortunately, Peter Monteverdi himself was reportedly not the most friendly character, and the cars were, as noted earlier, rather rust-prone, presumably due to carelessness in preparation of the unique bodies.
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 Claudio Monteverdi - ChoralWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Monteverdi's compositional career spans sixty years from the end of the Renaissance to the early Baroque: like Beethoven two centuries later he was the major transitional figure between two distinct musical eras.
In 1600 Monteverdi was the subject of an attack by the musical theorist Artusi, who criticised certain of Monteverdi's harmonic practices and his modern style of word-painting, concerning works which were yet to appear in print but must have been circulating in manuscript.
Monteverdi's final years at Mantua were dominated by the composition of a series of dramatic works and unhappiness in his personal life, while the star of his fame ascended ever further.
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 Monteverdi, Claudio (1567 - 1643)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Born in Cremona in 1567, Claudio Monteverdi served at the court of the Dukes of Mantua from the early 1590s until 1612, when he moved to Venice as maestro di cappella at the basilica of St. Mark, a position he retained until his death in 1643.
His importance as a proponent of the so-called seconda prattica, the new concerted music characteristic of the early Baroque, is unquestioned, as is his pre-eminence in the development of the new form of opera that sprang from the combination of music and rhetoric in the art of Italian monody.
The earliest opera to retain a place in modern repertoire is Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, a dramatic version of the story of the legendary Orpheus, the musician who sought to bring his beloved Eurydice back from the Underworld by the power of music.
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Yet, Monteverdi broke with the past and devoted himself to the development of opera, the telling of Greek myths (the Renaissance commitment to Classicism) set to music.
In more technical terms, Monteverdi helped music abandon the modal scales of the middle ages and accept the newer concepts of major and minor; and he helped music shift from the two-note interval in favor of true harmony based on the triad, a concept which has shaped music ever since.
Monteverdi’s first true opera, Orpheus, was produced in 1607; his last, The Coronation of Poppea, in 1642.
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Peter Monteverdi was Swiss automotive entrepreneur, having owned a BMW dealership, importing Ferraris and Lancias, and not least being the creator, along with Dr Alfred Hopf, of the MBM sports-racing cars.
The venture was ill fated, and towards the middle of the sixties Monteverdi decided instead to produce his own brand of luxurious sporting cars.
Monteverdi's plans did not end there though; he was determined hit the top spot on the automotive heap and out gun the likes of the Lamborghini Miura and Ferrari Daytona.
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 Claudio Monteverdi
Although Monteverdi can be viewed as both a composer of the Renaissance and of the Baroque, there is a continuity that runs through his works in both styles.
Monteverdi was a dramatic composer, bringing a depth of meaning from the text he set that turned each of his pieces into a convincing musical and dramatic statement.
For Monteverdi, however, it was not an isolated effect, but an absolute guiding force.
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 Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643) Classical Compositions and Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) classical music sheets.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This was written for the court of the Duke of Mantua in 1607, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio.
Possibly as an advertisement of his varied abilities as a composer, Monteverdi wrote in 1610 a setting of the service of Vespers for the Blessed Virgin Mary in the modern style that would appeal to the officials of St. Mark's in Venice.
MONTEVERDI: Missa In illo tempore / Vespro della Beata Vergine / Magnificat (II) a 6 voci
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 Claudio Monteverdi, Greatest Master before Bach   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Monteverdi was baptized as a baby on May 15, 1567.
Monteverdi attempted to portray passion in his music--especially anger, serenity and humility.
Monteverdi suffered spiritual loneliness which he compared to desert solitude.
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 Great Performances . Educational Resources . Composer Biographies . Claudio Monteverdi | PBS
Largely as the result of a prolonged controversy with the theorist G. Artusi, Monteverdi became known as a leading exponent of the modern approach to harmony and text expression.
In1607 his first opera, "Orfeo," was produced in Mantua, followed in1608 by "Arianna." Disenchanted with Mantua, he then returned to Cremona, but failed to secure his release from the Gonzaga family until 1612, when Duke Vincenzo died.
The dedication to Pope Paul V of a grand collection of church music known as the Vespers (1610) had already indicated an outward looking ambition, and in 1613 Monteverdi was appointed "maestro di cappella" at St. Mark's, Venice.
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 M502: Monteverdi
Monteverdi was a master of madrigal, opera, and church music, and this course offers an opportunity to become better acquainted with all three of his facets.
Thus the goal of the course may be summed up as gaining enough familiarity with the music of Monteverdi and with research on at least one aspect of his music or career to participate in the field of Monteverdi studies.
Remember, the goal is to gain enough familiarity with Monteverdi's music and with research on at least one aspect of his music or career to participate in the field of Monteverdi studies.
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 8W - What? - Monteverdi
Such was the selfguidedness of Peter Monteverdi that within the space of one year Mantzel had fallen out with him, leaving the Swiss visionary to team with German tuner/driver Gerhard Mitter, whose name conveniently started with an M as well.
Monteverdi's second project was based on the original FJ design, which fitted within the new 1.5-litre F1 rules.
In the picture Monteverdi is leading the private Porsche of Carel Godin de Beaufort, the Dutch aristocrat who became a colourful figure in Grand Prix racing until his death at the 'Ring three years later, shooting his outdated 718 up a tree at Kallenhard, with the driver thrown out.
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