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September 14, 2019 • The Rise of Italian Opera and Oratorio

Claudio Monteverdi led Italian music to a new level of dramatic expression in the early 17th century. His brilliant second opera of 1608 L’Arianna is lost, but  he later arranged Ariadne’s famous lament as a searing  madrigal for five voices … Continue reading

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