Christian Cyclopedia

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Monteverdi, Claudio Zuan [Giovanni] Antonio

(1567–1643). Composer; b. probably Cremona, It.; master of both the old conservative style and of the new style of the Baroque* period; music dir. St. Mark's, Venice, 1613; priest ca. 1632; assoc. with early development of opera; popularized arias da capo (used by J. S. Bach* et al.); helped make accompanied music in chs. common. Works include masses, madrigals, and cantatas.

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