Monteverdi, Claudio


Basic data

  1. Monteverdi, Claudio Zuan Antonio
  2. baptism-icon
    May 15, 1567 in Cremona
  3. November 29, 1643 in Venedig
  4. Komponist, Violist, Sänger, Priester
  5. Mantua, Venedig


Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (c. 1630) (Source: Wikimedia)
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Cremona Cathedral, where Monteverdi's teacher Ingegneri was maestro di capella (Source: Wikimedia)
Duke Vincenzo I Gonzaga in his coronation robes (1587, by Jeannin Bahuet [it]) (Source: Wikimedia)
The only certain portrait of Claudio Monteverdi, from the title page of Fiori poetici, a 1644 book of commemorative poems for his funeral[19] (Source: Wikimedia)
Duke Francesco IV Gonzaga, by the studio of Frans Pourbus the Younger (Source: Wikimedia)
The basilica of San Marco, Venice (Source: Wikimedia)
Letter from Monteverdi to Enzo Bentivoglio in Ferrara, 18 September 1627, (British Library, MS Mus. 1707), discussing the composer's intermezzo, Didone ed Enea[40] (Source: Wikimedia)
Monteverdi's tomb in the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Source: Wikimedia)
Musicians of the late Renaissance/early Baroque era (Gerard van Honthorst, The Concert, 1623) (Source: Wikimedia)
Luca Marenzio, an early influence on Monteverdi (Source: Wikimedia)
Frontispiece of Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo, Venice edition, 1609. (Source: Wikimedia)
Pages from the printed Magnificat of the Vespers, a page from the alto partbook (left), and the corresponding page from the continuo partbook (right) (Source: Wikimedia)
Mantua at the time of its sacking in 1630 (Source: Wikimedia)
Poppea, represented in a 16th-century painting (Source: Wikimedia)
The writer Gabriele D'Annunzio, an early 20th-century admirer of Monteverdi (Source: Wikimedia)
From the 1979 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea in Spoleto (Source: Wikimedia)

Biographical information from the WeGA

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