Baroque Era

Timeline created by Lacatalani
In Music
  • 1580

    Early Baroque

    Early Baroque
    The Florentine Camerata group gathered and discussed the trends of music and Early Baroque was introduced.
  • Giulio Caccini, Peri, and Monteverdi

    Early opera which lasted until around 1650 based around Greek tragedy wih solo parts from the orchestra and chorus.
  • Caccini

    Monody is the accompanied solo music. This got its start in 1600 and lasted until the 1700s.
  • Age of Science

  • Giovanni de' Bardi

    Giovanni de' Bardi
    Bardi was mostly known for his help to the group of composers known as the Florentine Camerata. This group tried to restore the effect of ancient Greek music which was more contemporary.
  • Middle Baroque

    Middle Baroque
    With economic and political changes, music too changed in style. The rise of the Middle Baroque era came about.
  • Age of Instrumental Music

    Musicians would improvise during this time and used figured basses in the music to create a combination of all the instruments. This included the suite, cantata, oratorio, and sonata.
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully

    Jean-Baptiste Lully
    Jean-Baptiste got the attention of the young Louis XIV and became a royal composer for the instrumental music. By 1661, he was named the music master of the royal family.
  • Late Baroque

    Late Baroque
    It was a high point of music history. The music switched to more sequences and the melodies were long and asymmetrical that always had a clear beat. Known to also have a dense polyphonic texture.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Born in 1685, Bach is a huge part of the Late Baroque era. He lived his entire life in Germany and was an extremely prolific composer. He composed over 1,000 pieces of music during his life. He is best known for his work The Well-Tempered Clavier, Mass in B Minor, and Cello Suite No. in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude.
  • George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel
    Also Born in Germany like Bach, But studied in Hamburg then Italy. He composed his first Opera at age 20 and at 25 accepted the position as Kappelmeister to the Elector of Hanover. Was the Director of the Royal Academy of Music from 1720- 1728. Best known for his composition of Oratorio Messiah.
  • Opera Seria

    Opera Seria
    Very popular high Italian Opera. Lead by heroic characters and composed 24 operas for Royal Academy of Music and got popular around 1728. The Academy eventually wen bankrupt.
  • Oratorio

    Oratorio began as a very small religious musical style and grew to mirror the opera style and scale. The role of the chorus became much more emphasized.
  • Characteristics

    Late Baroque includes Recitatives, Arias, ensembles, choruses, and orchestra.