Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (/ˌmɒntɪˈvɛərdi/, also US: /-ˈvɜːrd-/, Italian: [ˈklaudjo monteˈverdi] (listen); baptized 15 May 1567 – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player and choirmaster. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque periods of music history.

Born in Cremona, where he undertook his first musical studies and compositions, Monteverdi developed his career first at the court of Mantua (c. 1590–1613) and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di cappella at the basilica of San Marco. His surviving letters give insight into the life of a professional musician in Italy of the period, including problems of income, patronage and politics.

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Name(s):
      Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi
Occupation:
      Composer,       String Player and       Choirmaster
Birth:
      May 15, 1567, Cremona, Italy
Death:
      November 29, 1643, Republic of Venice
Spouse:
      Claudia Cattaneo (m. 1599–1607)
Movies:
      The Full Monteverdi

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