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Claudio Monteverdi

  • May 15, 1567


    Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi born in Cremona, 15 of May of 1567, son of a barber who practiced medicine illegally.
  • Jan 1, 1582

    The first musical work

    To 15 years, Monteverdi wrote his first musical work, a set of motets tripartite.
  • Orfeo Favola.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ_mjTTDM5AIn 1607 premiered Orfeo, Favola in musica, his first musical drama created collaboratively with Alessandro Stringgio musician,
  • Venecia

    In 1613 he was appointed choirmaster and director of the cathedral of San Marco in Venice, one of the most important posts of that time in Italy. He was also appointed music teacher of the Serenissima Republic of Venice. Since that time he composed numerous operas (many of which have been lost), motets, madrigals and masses.
  • The First Opera House.

    In 1637 was inaugurated the first Opera house and Monteverdi, encouraged by the enthusiastic reception of the public, composed a new series of operas
  • Selva morale

    Selva morale
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK8khdVRCjkLa Selva morale e spirituale work, published in 1640, is a huge compendium of sacred music which again appreciated the range of styles he used Monteverdi.
  • Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

    Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS27lk9l14cIn 1641 he composed the opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Odysseus's return to the motherland). Based on the final part of the Odyssey of Homer.
  • L'incoronazione di Poppea

     L'incoronazione di Poppea
    In 1642 he composed the opera L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea). This is the last opera by Monteverdi, which shows his maturity as a composer.
  • Died.

    Monteverdi died on November 29, 1643 in Venice, leaving an extensive work that would influence all music later. His remains were buried in Basilica Santa María dei Frari.