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Claudio Monteverdi

On 15 May in 1567 was born Claudio Monteverdi in Cremona, a singularly gifted musician in virtually all aspects of the art. He became crucial to musical life in Italy and was of enormous influence with his innovative development. of most musical forms. Monteverdi died in Venice on 29 November 1643.

A selection of M&V articles about Claudio Monteverdi

Ensemble. Thoughtful Engagement - Monteverdi's 'Coronation of Poppaea', reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Spine-tingling - Mike Wheeler is impressed by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen on tour

Ensemble. Spine-Tingling - Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. A Relaxed Evening - Bill Newman attends a 'family sing-song' event in London

Ensemble. Very Juicy - Summer Opera in Rome, enjoyed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. The Finest of Them All - The 2012 Hereford Three Choirs Festival, reviewed by Roderic Dunnett

Ensemble. Sparkling Delight - Shirley Ratcliffe hears I Fagiolini at the Holt Festival

Ensemble. Emotional Awakening - More from the Buxton Festival, with Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Exotic Soundscapes - Two London concerts featuring music from the opera to the orient, attended by Malcolm Miller

Ensemble. An Eclectic Mix - Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 'The Portrait' at Opera North, experienced by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Music and Art - Karen Haid experiences Roma Opera Omnia

CD Spotlight. Great Purity - Performances by Deborah Roberts and friends, heard by Patric Standford. '... a recording to be treasured ...'

Ensemble. Artistic Magic - Seraphic Fire's Rachmaninov Vespers, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen

Ensemble. Electronics Prevails - 'Orphée' at the Roma-Europa Festival, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Very Welcome - Robert Hugill experiences Stephen Oliver's 'Euridice'

Ensemble. Dramatic Strength - The 'Glory of God' through three Verdi operas at the Sferisterio Festival 2010, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi

Ensemble. Darkness to Light - Giuseppe Pennisi visits the Ravenna Festival

Ensemble. A Fascinating Anthology - Music on the theme of angels, heard by Mike Wheeler

Timings - Universal Edition's preparations for the Mahler Centenary years (2010-2011), by Jennifer Paull

CD Spotlight. Motet and Lauda - Cantica Symphonia sing sixteenth century motets, and impress George Balcombe. '... so gentle yet precise ...'

Ensemble. Quite a Charmer - 'Alessandro' at the London Handel Festival, reviewed by Robert Hugill

Ensemble. A Delicate Balance - Cavalli's 'La Calisto', reviewed by Robert Hugill

CD Spotlight. Stylistic Eloquence - Italian arias and madrigals, recommended by Maria Nockin. '... performed with accuracy and grace.'

Postlude - Jennifer Paull writes on the 25th Anniversary of the death of Cathy Berberian

Rui dos Reis - Jennifer Paull interviews and investigates the Portuguese composer-pianist

Ensemble. Occasionally Stunning - Robert Hugill at English National Opera's 'The Coronation of Poppea'

Ensemble. The Power of Music - Performances of 'The Magic Flute' and 'Orfeo' from Opera North, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. A Very Unusual Evening - Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppea', reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Vividly Dramatic - Monteverdi's 'Orfeo', reviewed by Robert Hugill

Strong Narrative Flow - A new book about Monteverdi's musical dramas, reviewed by Robert Hugill

Ensemble. Fizzing with Energy - The Sitwell Singers celebrate a 40th anniversary, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Consummate Style - Robert Hugill is won over by English National Opera's 'Orfeo'

Ensemble. Spell-binding - Venetian Baroque music from The Derbyshire Singers, reviewed by Mike Wheeler

DVD Spotlight. Confined to the shades - Monteverdi's 'Orfeo', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... Stephen Stubbs is to be congratulated on an imaginative realisation ...'

DVD Spotlight. Idiomatic performance - Monteverdi's 'L'incoronazione di Poppaea', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... highly gifted soloists ...'

Ensemble. Changing moods - The Derwent Singers and Sinfonia Chorale, appreciated by Mike Wheeler

Ensemble. Heavenly exultation - An unforgettable première of Monteverdi's Vespers, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen

Cathy Berberian: Legacy - On the 40th anniversary of 'The Miniskirt Affair', Jennifer Paull sets the mood of the 1960s into which Cathy Berberian's imaginative style of recital programming shook the conventional rafters of 'classical music' through sheer daring - her legacy to music-making

DVD Spotlight. Wonderfully varied - Monteverdi's 'Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... moving drama and notable accomplishment.'

Ensemble. Oozing with talent - Birmingham Opera Company's 'Ulysses comes home', reviewed by Roderic Dunnett

Ensemble. Lack of balance - Rex Harley experiences Il Vero Modo

The Monteverdi allure - On the 360th anniversary of the death of Claudio Monteverdi, Rajgopal Nidamboor pays tribute to the first great composer of opera

Ensemble. Apotheosis of the madrigal - Roderic Dunnett enjoys 'L'incoronazione di Poppea' at London's Royal Academy of Music

Provocative thoughts, from Patric Standford - neglected genius

Venetian Splendour - Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert, with Malcolm Miller

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