MUSA 3265 Claudio Monteverdi (Fall: 3 )
Standing at the dawn of the Baroque, Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) composed in an astonishing variety of styles in all of the important genres of both the High Renaissance and the early Baroque. Famously dubbed the "creator of modern music" (Leo Schrade), Monteverdi was also a master of the language and forms that he inherited from the past. Monteverdi transformed musical language and he created enduring masterpieces operas, liturgical works, madrigals, etc. that are as alive and fresh to us today as they were when they first performed. The course concentrates on intensive study of a representative sampling of Monteverdi's compositions.
Instructor(s): Michael Noone
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13