Claudio Monteverdi

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Born: 1567-1643
Nationality: Italian
Education/Training:
studied composition with Marc’Antonio Ingegneri, the maestro di cappella of Cremona Cathedral, where he learned counterpoint, singing, and stringed instruments
Best Known For:
being the most important composer in the late 16th early 17th century Italy; his work marked the transition from Renaissance to Baroque music, and wrote one of the earliest operas, L’Orfeo
Notable Compositions:
published 9 books of madrigals; L’Orfeo, L’incorazione di Poppea; Lament of Arianna, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Selva morale e spirituale
Assignments:
appointed suonatore di rivuola to Vincenzo I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, where he was a court musician and eventually became the maestro della musica; in 1613 was appointed maestro di cappella at San Marco in Venice
REPERTOIRE : Ah Dolente Partita
CONCERTDATES
Magnificent Madrigals 04/21/2002
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
REPERTOIRE : Quel augellin che canta
CONCERTDATES
Magnificent Madrigals 04/21/2002
REPERTOIRE : Ecco Mormorar L'onde
CONCERTDATES
From Chant to Broadway 08/05/1995
Echoes of the Renaissance 05/02/1992
Renaissance/Baroque Festival 02/03/1979
LAMC Presents: Roger Wagner Chorale On Tour 04/17/1974
Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Music 02/15/1970
Valentine's Concert 02/04/2000
Soviet Union Tour: Kiev 05/18/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Riga, Latvia 05/22/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Leningrad 05/28/1974
Soviet Union Tour: Moscow 05/30/1974
REPERTOIRE : Laetatus Sum
CONCERTDATES
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/16/1978
Joy to the World 12/17/1978
Joy to the World 12/18/1978
St. Mark's Festival 02/13/1972
Glories of the Renaissance 01/19/1974
Annual Christmas Echoes Concert 12/21/1969
El Camino College Christmas Concert 12/19/1969
REPERTOIRE : Vespers of 1610
CONCERTDATES
Monteverdi Vespers 11/18/2012
REPERTOIRE : Salve Regina
CONCERTDATES
John Biggs Consort 01/15/1973
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