Claudio Monteverdi

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    Magnificat: VII. Fecit potentiamClaudio Monteverdi
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    Magnificat: IV. Quia respexitClaudio Monteverdi
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        An Italian composer of opera (Orfeo, 1607) as well as sacred and secular vocal music. Monteverdi was a significant early composer in the operatic genre. Basing his music on his interpretations of ancient texts by Greek theorists (who were greatly respected by Renaissance intellectuals), Monteverdi produced original music from the material of the prevailing Venetian styles. His music is of almost unsurpassable beauty, especially the Vespro della Beata Vergine. Monteverdo's theori... Read more

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