Skip to main content
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (Composer)

Born: 15th May 1567, Cremona

Died: 29th November 1643, Republic of Venice

Nationality: Italian

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, string player, choirmaster, and priest. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music history.

Born in Cremona, where he undertook his first musical studies and compositions, Monteverdi developed his career first at the court of Mantua (c. 1590–1613) and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di cappella at the basilica of San Marco. His surviving letters give insight into the life of a professional musician in Italy of the period, including problems of income, patronage and politics.

Much of Monteverdi's output, including many stage works, has been lost.

Recent Best Sellers: Monteverdi

  • Magic Moments 5: In the Spirit of Jazz
    Download from $10.00
  • Gianluigi Trovesi -Trovesi all'Opera
    CD: Original price ($15.50) Reduced price $13.25
    Download from $10.00
  • Leave the thorn, Take the rose…
    Download from $10.00
  • In Dulci Jubilo
    Download from $10.00
  • Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic VIII
    CD: $16.75
    Download from $10.00
  • Misha
    Download from $10.00