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The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi
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Claudio Monteverdi is one of the most important figures of 'early' music, a composer whose music speaks powerfully and directly to modern audiences. This book, first published in 2007, provides an authoritative treatment of Monteverdi and his music, complementing Paolo Fabbri's standard biography of the composer. Written by leading specialists in the field, it is aimed at students, performers and music-lovers in general and adds significantly to our understanding of Monteverdi's music, his life, and the contexts in which he worked. Chapters offering overviews of his output of sacred, secular and dramatic music are complemented by 'intermedi', in which contributors examine individual works, or sections of works in detail. The book draws extensively on Monteverdi's letters and includes a select discography/videography and a complete list of Monteverdi's works together with an index of first lines and titles.

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'The book is not only informative but genuinely illuminating, particularly since it elegantly tackles details and complexities in the historical evidence …'

Nicholas Anderson Source: BBC Music magazine

'One can hardly imagine a more satisfactory book dealing with the life, works, and cultural environment of Montverdi … In contrast to stitched-together collections of essays written in ghastly prose full of unreadable jargon, this is the real thing. The contributors are the right ones, experts all … the topics are well chosen; and the essays are rich in detail – the whole is the very model of how to present the best contemporary scholarship to a wide audience. … All will delight in chapters that illuminate late Renaissance/early Baroque musical life and cultures … Summing up: highly recommended. All readers, all levels.'

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