Baroque (1600-1730)

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    Giulio Caccini

    One of the founders of Opera and first to publish figured bass.
    Rappresentatione di Anima (Rome 1600)
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    Giovanni Gabrieli

    An early Baroque Italian composer noted for instruments in sacred music
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    Jacopo Peri

    An early Baroque founder of opera. Holds the honor of the first opera Dafne. He also gave contributes to monody and recitative.
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    John Dowland

    A famous lutenist and a leading composer of lute music.
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    William Shakespeare

    An English playwright and poet. His text is a major influence on composers even today.
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    Claudio Monteverdi

    The most important composer of early Baroque as wekk as one of the inventors of seconda practica (second practice)
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    Florentine Camerata

    A group of people that met to discuss the arts. The members include Caccini, Peri, Girolamo Mei, and Vincenzo Galilei.
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    Orlando Gibbons

    An English composer for the Anglican church and a leading composer for 17th-century England.
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    Girolamo Frescobaldi

    The first modern keyboard virtuoso and composer. One of the most influential keyboard composers for early baroque. The 1st European composer to focus on instrumental music.
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    Heinrich Schutz

    The most important German composer in Middle Baroque. He composed the 1st german opera which is lost to time.
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    Early Baroque

    Saw the birth of functional tonality with the beginning of the Maj/Min system. Basso continuo created a harmonic foundation in compositions giving birth to homophony extraordinary. Florance also saw the birth of opera which popularised monody and recitative. The effects of religious music are more potent even though there was less of it.
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    Giacomo Carissimi

    A leading composer of Roman cantatas and oratorios. Also a teacher of Charpentier.
  • Jamestown established

  • Death of Shakespeare

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    Thirty Years War

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    Barbara Strizzi

    Virtuoso singer and most prolific composer for cantatas in the 17th century.
  • Plymoth Massachusetts founded

    Made for pilgrims
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    Giovanni Legrenzi

    An Italian composer and organist. One of the most influential composers of middle baroque.
  • Boston founded

    Group of Massachusetts colonists led by John Winthrop establish the colony of Boston.
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    Taj Mahal

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    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    The establisher of french opera and ballet. A very popular middle baroque composer who is Italian by birth but French by trade.
  • 1st Public Opera house

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    Dieterrich Buxehude

    A german organist and composer in the middle baroque composer. The composer holds the title of the most important middle baroque organist composer.
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    Marc-Antoine Charpentier

    A french middle baroque composer who is most known for french opera.
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    John Blow

    Teacher of Purcell and a composer of odes. He is English born and most prominent in middle baroque.
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    Middle Baroque

    Instrumental genres such as Fuges, chaconnes, and passacaglias using counterpoint. These genres also lead to the birth of concerto sonata and trio. Italian opera made its way across Europe except for France who preferred ballet. The few operas they have include ballet sections. Secular music takes the lead and runs full force with middle baroque influence.
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    Arcangelo Corelli

    The most important Italian composer of sonatas and concertos as well as the most influential violinist of the Baroque period. Most proficient in middle baroque.
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    Johann Pachelbel

    A german composer and organist and a leading composer of his time. Known mostly for his work in middle baroque.
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    Giuseppe Torelli

    Contributed the most development to the concerto around 1700. Wrote mainly for trumpet and strings. Known mostly for his work in middle baroque.
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    Henry Purcell

    The most important English composer in the 17th century. Known mostly for his work in middle baroque.
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    Alessandro Scarlatti

    An important late baroque Italian composer who is most known for teaching composers of the future.
  • New York

    English take the city of New Amsterdam and rename it, New York.
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    Francois Couperin

    One of the most important French composers for late Baroque.
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    An Italian composer who laid the foundation for late baroque instrumental music. Besides that, he made great strives in orchestral music.
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    Georg Philipp Telemann

    The most prolific German composer of his day. He was more popular than Bach during the baroque period. He contributed significantly to concert life in Germany.
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    A French composer and theorist knew for his theory.
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Considered to be the master of the baroque era (late baroque). Also known as a master of counterpoint. With these, he became an icon for future generations and known as one of the most famous composers of all time.
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    Georg Friedrich Handel

    A German musician who lived in England. The inventor of the English oratorio.
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    Domenico Scarlatti

    A keyboard composer(late baroque) and virtuoso. Served for Portuguese and Spanish royal families.
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    Johann Joachim Quantz

    German composer and flutist who taught Fredrick the Great in Berlin.
  • French Colonisation

    French Settlers move to Mississippi and Louisiana.
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    Great Northern War

    A war between Russia and Sweeden.
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    Late Baroque

    Instrumental music is some of the most important music around now. Opera, which is also another big contender creates opera seria which becomes the go-to source of entertainment. Functional harmony gains the 7th chords into their ranks expanding what people can do in their music.
  • Act of Union

    England and Scotland form Great Britain.
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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    A neopolotin composer who died young and had his achievements romanticized.
  • Handel Settles in Britain

    After the Sucess of his opera Rinaldo, he decided to settle in Britain.
  • The Four Seasons

    A set of Violin concertos by Vivaldi.
  • Gulliver's Travels

    Johnathan Swift publishes the satirical adventures of Gulliver's Travels.
  • Zadok the Priest

    Handel composes Zadok the Priest for the crowning of George the Second.
  • Pennsylvania Gazette

    Benjamin Franklyn publishes and writes the weekly newspaper known as the Pennsylvania Gazette.