Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Grove Music Online. Grove is a registered trademark. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

date: 16 October 2019

Monteverdi [Monteverde], Claudio ( Giovanni [Zuan] Antonio )locked

  • Tim Carter
  •  and Geoffrey Chew

Extract

( Giovanni [Zuan] Antonio )

(b Cremona, May 15, 1567; d Venice, Nov 29, 1643). Italian composer. The most important musician in late 16th- and early 17th-century Italy, he excelled in nearly all the major genres of the period. His nine books of madrigals consolidated the achievement of the late Renaissance masters and cultivated new aesthetic and stylistic paradigms for the musical Baroque. In his operas for Mantua and Venice he took the experiments of the Florentines and developed powerful ways of expressing and structuring musical drama. His three major collections of liturgical and devotional music transcend the merely functional, exploiting a rich panoply of text-expressive and contrapuntal-structural techniques. Although he composed little or no independent instrumental music, his writing for instruments was genuinely innovative. Schrade’s famous assessment (1950) of Monteverdi as ‘creator of modern music’ may be exaggerated, but his significant place in music history is assured.

Tim Carter

Monteverdi was baptized (on ...

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Please subscribe to access the full content.

Naples, Biblioteca Oratoriana dei Gerolamini (Filippini)
Wrocław, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka
Naples, Conservatorio di Musica S Pietro a Majella, Biblioteca
Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft
Analecta musicologica
Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei, Musikabteilung
Brescia, Biblioteca Civica Queriniana
Musica disciplina
Annales musicologiques
Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek - Staats- und Universitäts-Bibliothek, Musikabteilung
Anzeiger der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, philosophisch-historische Klasse (1948-)
Gdańsk, Polska Akademia Nauk, Biblioteka Gdańska
Journal of Musicology
A. Bertolotti: Musici alla corte dei Gonzaga in Mantova dal secolo XV al XVIII (Milan, 1890/R)
Sammelbände der Internationalen Musik-Gesellschaft
Early Music
Oxford, Christ Church Library
Journal of the American Musicological Society
Monthly Musical Record
Early Music History
Rivista musicale italiana
Musical Quarterly
Hamburger Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft
Journal of the Royal Musical Association
Bologna, Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale
Svensk tidskrift för musikforskning
Kassel, Gesamthochschul-Bibliothek, Landesbibliothek und Murhardsche Bibliothek, Musiksammlung
Venice, Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello, Biblioteca
Rivista italiana di musicologia
Music Review
Cambridge Opera Journal
Vierteljahrsschrift für Musikwissenschaft
Studien zur Musikwissenschaft
Venice, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
Revue de musicologie
Gesellschaft für Musikforschung: Kongress-Bericht [1950-]
Modena, Biblioteca Estense e Universitaria
Deutsches Jahrbuch der Musikwissenschaft
Music & Letters
Österreichische Musikzeitschrift
Ruch muzyczny
Musical Times
Acta musicologica
A.-E. Choron and F.J.M. Fayolle: Dictionnaire historique des musiciens
Journal of Musicological Research
Uppsala, Universitetsbiblioteket
Die Musikforschung
Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Dipartimento Musica
Monatshefte für Musikgeschichte
Music Analysis
Revue musicale
Nuova rivista musicale italiana
London, British Library
Proceedings of the Musical Association
Rassegna musicale
N. Pirrotta and E. Povoledo: Li due Orfei: da Poliziano a Monteverdi (Turin, 1969, enlarged 2/1975; Eng. trans., 1982, as Music and Theatre from Poliziano to Monteverdi)
Current Musicology
F.-J. Fétis: Biographie universelle des musiciens
Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Musiksammlung
International Musicological Society: Congress Report [1930-]
Archiv für Musikwissenschaft