Mass for 4 Voices, SV 190
Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi
Renaissance, Opera, Baroque
Born: 15 May 1567, Cremona, Italy
Died: 29 November 1643, Republic of Venice
Monteverdi was a composer, strings player, choirmaster, and priest. His compositions include both secular and sacred music, and he was a pioneer in the development of opera. In music history he is considered an important transitional figure between the Renaissance and the Baroque eras.