Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer

CategoryEarly Music America

Now Playing: The Birth of Opera

Opera didn't exist in 1567, the year of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth. It was the age of the madrigal, and while vocal composition had grown more florid and Renaissance composers had experimented with theatrical contexts for music, no one had combined text, music, and theater into a consummate whole.

Benjamin Pesetsky composer and writer