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Claudio Monteverdi
(1567 - 1643)



"The end of all good music is to affect the soul. "

Claudio Monteverdi

Italian composer of the late Renaissance, the most important developer of the [then new] genre, the opera. He also did much to bring a “modern” secular spirit into church music
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