Claudio Monteverdi

Born: 1567
Died: 1643

Monteverdi can be justly considered one of the most powerful figures in the history of music. Among his most notable works are the operas Orfeo and L’incoronazione di Poppea, and one of the greatest of all sacred pieces, the 1610 Vespers. 

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Mastering Monteverdi’s Orfeo

David Vickers speaks to Andrew Parrott on the 40th anniversary of the Taverner Consort and Players... Read more

Monteverdi's Combattimento – which recording should you buy?

In his search for the ultimate recording, Lindsay Kemp finds surprisingly consistent treatment of Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda – the groundbreaking stage work that defies convention... Read more

Monteverdi's Vespers – which recording is best?

A pillar of Baroque sacred repertoire, Monteverdi’s Vespers is open to countless interpretations on record, as Lindsay Kemp discovers... Read more

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