Monteverdi

[ mon-tuh-vair-dee; Italian mawn-te-ver-dee ]
/ ˌmɒn təˈvɛər di; Italian ˌmɔn tɛˈvɛr di /

noun

Clau·dio [klou-dyaw], /ˈklaʊ dyɔ/, 1567–1643, Italian composer.

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Monteverdi
/ (ˌmɒntɪˈvɛədɪ) /

noun

Claudio (ˈklaʊdɪˌəʊ). ?1567–1643, Italian composer, noted esp for his innovations in opera and for his expressive use of dissonance. His operas include Orfeo (1607) and L'Incoronazione di Poppea (1642) and he also wrote many motets and madrigals
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