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Claudio Monteverdi

Composer (15-May-1567 — 29-Nov-1643)


K. Gary Adams; Dyke Kiel. Claudio Monteverdi: A Guide to Research. Garland. 1989. 273pp.

Denis Arnold; Nigel Fortune. The Monteverdi Companion. W. W. Norton. 1968. 328pp.

Denis Arnold. Monteverdi. Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. 1963. 212pp.

Tim Carter. Monteverdi's Musical Theatre. Yale University Press. 2002. 326pp.

Tim Carter. Monteverdi and His Contemporaries. Ashgate Publishing. 2000. 270pp.

Paolo Fabbri. Translated by Tim Carter. Monteverdi. Cambridge University Press. 1994. 350pp.

Bonnie Gordon. Monteverdi's Unruly Women: The Power of Song in Early Modern Italy. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 234pp.

Jeffrey Kurtzman. The Monteverdi Vespers of 1610: Music, Context, Performance. Oxford University Press. 1999. 603pp.

Silke Leopold. Claudio Monteverdi und seine Zeit. Laaber-Verlag. 1982. 368pp. Language: German.

Silke Leopold. Translated by Anne Smith. Monteverdi: Music in Transition. Oxford University Press. 1991. 262pp.

Massimo Ossi. Divining the Oracle: Monteverdi's Seconda Prattica. University of Chicago Press. 2003. 280pp.

Henry Prunières. Translated by Marie D. Mackie. Monteverdi: His Life and Work. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1926. 296pp.

Hans Ferdinand Redlich. Claudio Monteverdi: Life and Works. Oxford University Press. 1952. 204pp. Translation of Claudio Monteverdi: Leben und Werk.

Mark Ringer. Opera's First Master: The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi. Hal Leonard Corporation. 2006. 344pp.

Leo Schrade. Monteverdi: Creator of Modern Music. W. W. Norton. 1950. 384pp.

Denis Stevens. Monteverdi in Venice. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2001. 233pp.

Denis Stevens (editor). The Letters of Claudio Monteverdi. Cambridge University Press. 1980. 443pp.

Gary Tomlinson. Monteverdi and the End of the Renaissance. University of California Press. 1990. 292pp.

John Whenham. Monteverdi: Vespers (1610). Cambridge University Press. 1997. 140pp.

John Whenham. Claudio Monteverdi: Orfeo. Cambridge University Press. 1986. 216pp.

John Whenham; Richard Wistreich (editors). The Cambridge Companion to Monteverdi. Cambridge University Press. 2007. 384pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.430)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1032)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.698)

  9. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.10, p.538)

  10. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.588)

  11. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.166-68)

  12. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.680-81)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.351)

  14. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.213)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.89)

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