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Title: Complete Operas
Otros títulos: L’incoronazione di Poppea Atto II Conclusion Atto III
L’incoronazione di Poppea ''Opera in un prologo e tre atti''
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Claudio Monteverdi; Sergio Vartolo; Patrizia Biccirè; Liliana Rugiero; William Matteuzzi; Raffaele Costantini; Gabriella Martellacci; Giampaolo Fagotto
Código CDU: Monteverdi.01
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: If one were to name the composer that stitches the seam between the Renaissance and the Baroque, it would likely be Claudio Monteverdi—the same composer who is largely and frequently credited with making the cut in the first place. The path from his earliest canzonettas and madrigals to his latest operatic work exemplifies the shifts in musical thinking that took place in the last decades of the sixteenth century and the first few of the seventeenth. Monteverdi was born in Cremona, Italy, on the May 15, 1567. As a youth his musical talent was already evident: his first publication was issued by a prominent Venetian publishing house when he was 15, and by the time he was 20 a variety of his works had gone to print. His first book of five-voice madrigals, while bearing a dedication to his Cremonese mentor Ingegnieri, succeeded in establishing his reputation outside of his provincial hometown, and helped him find work in the court of the Duke Gonzaga of Mantua. His compositions from the ...


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