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The letters of Claudio Monteverdi

Author: Claudio Monteverdi; Denis Stevens
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This revised English edition of Monteverdi's correspondence contains all his known letters and places them within the context of his life and works. Dating from the last forty-two years of his career, the 127 letters paint a vivid picture of artistic life in Mantua, Venice, and Parma at one of the most crucial periods in music history. The time-span, in this new edition, also covers the composer's early years in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643.
Letters of Claudio Monteverdi.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)639599774
Named Person: Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi; Claudio Monteverdi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Monteverdi; Denis Stevens
ISBN: 0198164149 9780198164142
OCLC Number: 31328526
Description: xviii, 458 p. : port. ; 25 cm.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: translated and introduced by Denis Stevens.
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The thoughts of a master musician of the Baroque are seen in the light of his letters to friends and employers. Written from Cremona, Mantua, Parma and Venice, this correspondence illuminates the  Read more...

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