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Friday, 28 November 2014

Vespers Of The Blessed Virgin Mary. Vespro Della Beata Vergine. Claudio Monteverdi. Italian Composer, Gambist, Singer And Roman Catholic Priest (1567-1643).

File:Claudio Monteverdi.jpg

English: Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi.
(Original painted by Bernardo Strozzi1581–1644).
Svenska: Claudio Monteverdi.
中文: 蒙泰威尔第肖像,威尼斯,1640年,
Date: Circa 1640.
Current location: Accademia of Venice, Italy.
Source/Photographer: Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG.
(Wikimedia Commons)

English: Vespers of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
Italiano: Vespro della Beata Vergine.
Claudio Monteverdi.
La Fenice. Director: Jean Tubéry.
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The following Text is taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic Priest.

Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two individual styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque. 

Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L'Orfeo, an innovative work that is still regularly performed. He was recognised as an innovative composer and enjoyed considerable fame in his lifetime.

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