Baroque (1600-1750)

  • Oct 8, 1551

    Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)

    Giulio Caccini (1551-1618)
    Italian composer, singer, teacher, and instrumentalist. One of the founders of opera. Ave Maria
  • Aug 12, 1557

    Giovanni Gabrieli (1557 -1612)

    Giovanni Gabrieli (1557 -1612)
    Italian composer and organist. Noted for his use of instruments in sacred music O Magnum Mysterium
  • Aug 20, 1561

    Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)

    Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)
    Claimed to ve the first inventor of the opera with: Dafne
  • Jan 2, 1563

    John Dowland (1563-1626)

    John Dowland (1563-1626)
    English, possibly Irish. Lutenist and the leading composer of lute music. (In Darkness Let Me Dwell)[]
  • 1564

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
    English playwright and poet.
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
    First modern keyboard virtuoso. First European composer to focus on instrumental music. Toccata Terza
  • Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)

    Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
    English, composer of Anglican Church. Keyboardist, a leading composer in the 17th Century. What is our life
  • Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

    Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)
    Most important German Composer of the Middle Baroque. (Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes)[]
  • Florentine Camerata (1570-1590)

  • Period: to

    The Early Baroque

  • Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1667)

    Giacomo Carissimi (1605-1667)
    German composer and keyboardist. Pupil of Frescobaldi. (Carissimi- Plorate Filii Israel)[]
  • Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)

    Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
    Virtuoso singer and most prolific composer of cantatas in the 17th century. (Sino alla morte)[]
  • Giovanni Legrenzy (1626-1690)

    Giovanni Legrenzy (1626-1690)
    Italian composer and organist.
    (Sonata La Foscari)[]
  • Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)

    Jean Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
    Dancer and violinist. Establisher of French opera. (Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs)[]
  • Dieterrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

    Dieterrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
    German Organist and Composer. Most important composer before J.S. Bach
    (Passacaglia in D Minor, BuxWV 161)[]
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

    Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
    Composer of French opera and very prolific. (Te Deum)[]
  • John Blow (1648-1708)

    John Blow (1648-1708)
    English composer of odes, teacher of Purcell, and organist. (Venus and Adonis - Dunedin Consort)[]
  • First Opera House

  • Period: to

    The Middle Baroque

  • Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)

    Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706)
    German composer and organist.
    (Canon in D)[]
  • Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
    Most important Italian composer of sonatas and concertos. The most influential violinist of the baroque. (La Follia)[]
  • Las Meninas (Velázquez)

  • Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)

    Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)
    Virtuoso violinist, Contributed the most to the development of concerto.
    Concerti Grossi Op.8
  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

    Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
    Most important English composer from the 17th Century.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)

    Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
    Important Italian composer.
  • François Couperin (1668-1733)

    François Couperin (1668-1733)
    One of the most important French composers.
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

    Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
    Italian composer, teacher, and pioneer of orchestral music.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    The most prolific German composer of the Baroque.
  • Universal Gravitation Laws

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

    Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
    French composer and theorist.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    One of the most revered composers of all time.
  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

    Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)
    German musician. The inventor of the English oratorio.
  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1759)

    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1759)
    Keyboard, composer, and virtuoso
  • Period: to

    The Late Baroque

  • Pianoforte invention

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
    Galant Neapolitan composer