English: Copy of a portrait of Claudio Monteverdi.
(Original painted by Bernardo Strozzi, 1581–1644).
Svenska: Claudio Monteverdi.
Date: Circa 1640.
Current location: Accademia of Venice, Italy.
Source/Photographer: Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG.
English: Vespers of The Blessed Virgin Mary.
Italiano: Vespro della Beata Vergine.
La Fenice. Director: Jean Tubéry.
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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.