Claudio Monteverdi, Life and Works

Claudio Monteverdi, Life and Works

Claudio Monteverdi, Life and Works

Claudio Monteverdi, Life and Works

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The English edition of the volume Claudio Monteverdi--Life and Works differs not inconsiderably from the German edition published in 1949 by Otto Walter Verlag, AG., Olten, Switzerland, as Vol. 6 in the series Musikerreihe edited by Paul Schaller, Basle.

Several chapters and continuous paragraphs have been specially written for this edition.

They are: MUSIC AND SOCIETY IN MONTEVERDI'S LIFETIME; MUSIC IN ITALY AT THE TIME OF MONTEVERDI'S ADVENT; THE POETS OF MONTEVERDI'S MADRIGALS, and the final section of the chapter MONTEVERDI IN THE EYES OF POSTERITY. In order to extend the scope of the chapter THE LAST MADRIGALIST for the benefit of those English readers who are unable to refer back to the author's book on Monteverdi's Madrigals (H. F. Redlich, Claudio Monteverdi, Vol. I: Das Madrigalwerk, Berlin 1932), six extensive quotations from that earlier publication have been included in this chapter. They have been completely revised before being subjected to translation. A further addition to this English edition of The Life and Works is the series of comprehensive quotations from Monteverdi's letters on the subject of his lost opera La Finta Pazza Licori of 1627. Explanatory footnotes on the famous quarrel, Artusi versus Monteverdi, have been rewritten, extended and supplemented with music examples so as to afford a clearer insight into the nature of Artusi's arguments. In the discussion on the sacred 'Kontrafaktur' of the Lamento d'Arianna several music examples have been added. A separate Glossary explaining unfamiliar musicological terms to the less specialized reader has been incorporated in the Appendix. Finally, several minor corrections and addenda have been included in text and footnotes. All music examples and illustrations used in the German edition of 1949 have been reproduced in the present volume, but two prefaces to the German edition have been replaced by a new one. This volume was completely set up in type when Leo Schrade's new study Monteverdi--creator of modern Music appeared in the U.S.A. For this reason no reference could be made to it in these pages beyond an entry in the Bibliography.

The author wishes to express his sincere thanks to Mrs. Dale, not only for her translation, but for the most generous and helpful . . .

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