The Letters of Claudio Monteverdi

The Letters of Claudio Monteverdi

by Denis Stevens, Claudio Monteverdi
     
 


This is the fullest edition of Monteverdi's letters yet to appear in any language, presenting each of his 126 known letters in English translation. Spanning the years 1601-1643, the letters give an unrivalled picture of the life of a busy composer at one of the most exciting and crucial periods in music history. This new edition incorporates numerous corrections…  See more details below

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This is the fullest edition of Monteverdi's letters yet to appear in any language, presenting each of his 126 known letters in English translation. Spanning the years 1601-1643, the letters give an unrivalled picture of the life of a busy composer at one of the most exciting and crucial periods in music history. This new edition incorporates numerous corrections and a great deal of new material.

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"Along with Stevens's generous annotations, these letters stand as a compelling documentary biography. No student or scholar of 17th-century music can ignore this collection."--Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780198164142
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/10/1995
Edition description:
Revised edition
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.26(d)

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Accademia Monteverdiana

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