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The Letters of Claudio Monteverdi - Claudio Monteverdi

The Letters of Claudio Monteverdi

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1980
ISBN: 9780521235914
Number Of Pages: 432

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This, the fullest edition of Monteverdi's letters, makes every known letter available in English translation. The 126 letters date from the last forty-two years of Monteverdi's career, giving an unrivalled picture of the life of a busy composer working in Mantua, Venice and Parma at one of the most exciting and crucial periods in the history of music. Besides correcting the numerous errors of transcription in previous editions, Professsor Stevens has taken special care in his translations to be faithful to the rhythms and the arched symmetry of Monteverdi's prose. The biographical and historical material he has brought to light is incorporated into the extensive commentaries which introduce each letter. The book as a whole is a magnificent scholarly achievement and an indispensable source of information for the composer's life and music.

Synoptic table of letters
List of illustrations
Map of Venice
Letters and commentaries
List of works by Monteverdi mentioned in the letters and commentaries
General index
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ISBN: 9780521235914
ISBN-10: 052123591X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 31st October 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.78