Claudio Monteverdi Quotes

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer in the late Renaissance. He was the first composer to develop opera to its full dramatic and musical potential.

“Music is spiritual. The music business is not.” – Claudio Monteverdi

“The end of all good music is to affect the soul.” – Claudio Monteverdi

“The modern composer builds upon the foundation of truth.” – Claudio Monteverdi

“Text first, rhythm second, melody third.” – Claudio Monteverdi

“The goods of this world are most dear to me, but much dearer are peace of mind and my own honor.” – Claudio Monteverdi

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