The title to this opera was Dafne. Since it was privately performed there was no correct recorded date to when this was written and performed.
The Baroque Music Period Begins.
This is the end of the renaissance period, where the tonics of keys and notes in a music sheet are named. The country Italy was mainly focused on this music genre.
Claudio Monteverdi writes Orfeo, Favola in Musica.
First prime example of Baroque music, this was performed at The Annual Carnival of Mantua. It was published in Venice in 1609.
First Female Singers Perform.
These professional female singers appear in the production of Chloridia, a court masque produced by Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones.
Note: This not a picture from Chloridia, but from another oriental opera.
First Signed Stradivarius Violin.
Antonio Stradivari crafted this violin, The name 'Stradivarius' comes from the last name of Antonio Stradivari.
George Frideric Handel is Born.
This person was only one of many famous primary composers. Some of his works include Messiah, Water Music, and Music for the Royal Family. He was strongly influence by an English composer Henry Purcell. Another fact is that his father actually didn't want to have him do anything with music and wanted him to study in Civil Law.
Johann Sebastian Bach is born.
With the help of this German composer, violist, organist,violist, and choir, orchestra, and solo instrument techniques brought together the Barque music.
This signals the end of the Baroque music period. Symphonies and string quartets are emerging on the surface.