Baroque era

Timeline created by Giansheebole
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    Early Baroque

  • Emilio de'Cavalieri (1550-1602)

    Emilio de'Cavalieri (1550-1602)
    One of the founders of opera. First to publish figured bass symbols. Organist and singing teacher.
  • Lodovico Grossi Viadana (1560-1627)

    Lodovico Grossi Viadana (1560-1627)
    Composed earliest known example of liturgical monody, and fist continuo part for a collection of sacred vocal concerti. Wrote 22 volumes of motets.
  • John Bull (1562-1628)

    John Bull (1562-1628)
    English composer and organist. Built organs and composed 120 canons, as well as several songs, keyboard works, and sacred music.
  • William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

    William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
    Famous english playwright and poet. Greatly influenced music although wasn't a composer.
  • Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1647)

    Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1647)
    One of the inventors of the new Seconda Pratica. Wrote 8 books of madrigals, 13 operas.
  • Marco de Galgiano (1582-1643)

    Marco de Galgiano (1582-1643)
    Italian composer. One of the more important Italian musicians of the era, acclaimed in his day.
  • Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)

    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643)
    First modern keyboard virtuoso. First european composer to focus on instrumental music.
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    Middle Baroque

  • Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)

    German composer, studied in Venice. Reportedly composed the ifrst German opera, which has not survived.
  • Matthew Locke (1621-1677)

    Matthew Locke (1621-1677)
    English composer and organist. Wrote chamber and dramatic music. Prolific and influential in his day.
  • Jean Henry D'Anglebert (1629-1691)

    Jean Henry D'Anglebert (1629-1691)
    French composer of keyboard music. Associated with Chambonnieres and Lully. his composition Pieces de Clavecin represents french keyboard music of the era. He also wrote a table of ornaments that Bach will later copy.
  • Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

    Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)
    German composer and organist. Composed many sacred vocal works and works for organ. Most important organ composed before J. S. Bach, by whom he was respected.
  • Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)

    Michel-Richard de Lalande (1657-1726)
    French composer and keyboardist. Louis XIV's favorite composer. Led French grand motet composition at the French Court.
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    Late Baroque

  • Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)

    Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
    Austrian composer and theorist. Gradus ad Parnassum, his counterpoint treatise was used by many in the 18th century, caourt composers in Vienna, and served 3 emperors. His music does not regularly reflect the older contrapuntal style.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)

    Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
    Most prolific German composer of his day. Significantly more popular than J.S. Bach during Baroque, and contributed significantly to concert life in Germany.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
    Considered the Baroque master. master of counterpoint. One of the most revered composers today. Wrote cantatas, masses, suites, fugues, concertos, sonatas, chorales, but no operas.
  • Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)

    Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759)
    German musician. Inventor of the english oratorio. Beethoven respected him above all others.