The World of Claudio Monteverdi

This program, devoted to the 17th century, explains how the St. Mark's sound was first rescued and then enhanced by Claudio Monteverdi, and covers the art of the madrigal, the rise of women composers, and why the world's first public opera house was built in Venice. Live performances in San Nicolo d... Full description

Corporate Author: Balfour Films.
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c1990.
Series: Five centuries of music in Venice.
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Claudio Monteverdi in Venice 1613 (4:46)
  • 17th-Century Venice During Monteverdi's Lifetime (3:24)
  • Monteverdi's Work as Master of Music (5:07)
  • Monteverdi and Heinrich Schtz in Venice (3:32)
  • Venice During the Plague of 1630 (3:17)
  • Monteverdi's Madrigals (5:39)
  • Instrumental Music in 17th-Century Venice (2:20)
  • Women Composers in 17th-Century Venice (1:56)
  • Musical Instruments of Venice: Italian Lute (2:48)
  • Monteverdi as Musical Innovator (2:22)
  • Opera: Venice's Newest Musical Form (3:13)
  • Monteverdi's Early Opera from Mantua (2:40)
  • Monteverdi's Greatest Opera (4:17)
  • Death of Monteverdi (3:49)