Baroque (1600-1730s)

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In Music
  • Early Baroque (1600-1650)

  • First Extant Opera

    Euridice 1600 by Giulio Caccini and Jacopo Peri
  • First Public Opera Theatre

    Opened in Venice 1637
    Opera gains popularity
  • Middle Baroque (1650-1700)

  • Late Baroque (1700-1730)

  • Period:
    1551
    to

    Giulio Caccini

    Invented opera in Florence, Italy around 1600 with Jacopo Peri.
  • Period:
    1557
    to

    Giovanni Gabrieli

    Italian composer and organist that used instruments in his sacred music.
  • Period:
    1561
    to

    Jacopo Peri

    Invented opera in Florence, Italy around 1600 with Giulio Caccini.
  • Period:
    1563
    to

    John Dowland

    English lutenist and leading composer of lute music. Catholic and appointed as one of the King's lutenists
  • Period:
    1564
    to

    William Shakespeare

    English playwright and poet
  • Period:
    1567
    to

    Claudio Monteverdi

    Trained in the Renaissance style and used dissonances in his madrigals for expression. Important transitional figure into the Baroque. Wrote L'Orfeo.
  • Period:
    1570
    to

    Florentine Camerata

    Member of group of influential musicians
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    Orlando Gibbons

    English composer of Anglican Church anthems
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    Heinrich Schutz

    Most important German composer of the Middle Baroque. Composed the first non-extant German opera.
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    Alessandro Scarlatti

    Father of composer Domenico Scarlatti. Teacher in Naples and died at the end of the Baroque.
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    Giacomo Carissimi

    A leading composer of Roman cantatas and oratorios.
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    Barbara Strozzi

    Born in Venice and studied under Francesco Cavalli. Wrote many songs and cantatas.
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    Giovanni Legrenzi

    Italian composer and organist
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    Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Establisher of French opera and ballet
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    Dieterich Buxtehude

    German organist and composer
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    Marc- Antoine Charpentier

    Composer of French opera
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    John Blow

    English composer of odes and organist
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    Arcangelo Corelli

    Italian Suite Composer
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    Johann Pachelbel

    German composer and organist
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    Giuseppe Torelli

    Contributed the most to the development of the concerto around 1700
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    Henry Purcell

    Singer, organist, and composer of instrumental
    and vocal music. Assimilated the musical styles of Europe.
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    Francois Couperin

    French suite composer.
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Called the "red priest". Director at orphanage for girls in Venice, the Pieta. Famous work: Four Seasons. Wrote nearly 800 concertos.
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    Georg Philipp Telemann

    German suite composer. More than 125 orchestral suites and was extremely prolific.
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    French composer and theorist
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Greatest master of the fugue and one of the most skilled musicians of the Baroque. Wrote music in all genres except opera.
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    Georg Friedrich Handel

    German composer living in England writing Italian music. Two very popular orchestral suites.
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    Domenico Scarlatti

    Keyboard virtuoso who was very progressive and wrote over 500 sonatas for harpsichord, operas, cantatas, and keyboard exercises.
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    Johann Joachim Quantz

    German composer; flutist and flute teacher
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    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Galant Neapolitan composer. Died young and had his achievements romanticized after his death.