Baroque Period

Timeline created by Morgan Blacksmith
In Music
  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

    • Duke of Mantua
    • Alessandro Striggio
    • Prologue, 5 Acts
    • Ritornello
    • 1613 St. Marks Cathedral
    • Music was not published until 1609 and revised 1615
  • Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

    • French influences
    - French overture
    - Homophonic choruses in dance rhythms
    - Scene structure: solo singing and chorus lead to a dance
    • Italian influences
    - The presence of arias
    - Three arias are built on ground basses, an important Italian aria type
  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

  • Brandenburg Concertos

    • Margrave of Brandenburg
    • Combines elements of solo concerto and the concerto grosso • Leipzig (1723-1750) (job description, Lutheran service) • St. Thomas Kirche Cantatas: Sacred (ca. 200) • Secular (ca. 20)
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    • Codified practices of his contemporaries, especially Corelli
    • Mostly influential of all Theoretical Works
    • Became basis for teaching functional harmony
    • 5 Innovations
  • The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

  • Handel's Messiah

    • Completed in 1741
    • Premiered in Dublin, 1742 during Lent
    • Mashiach = Anointed One
    • Christos = Anointed One
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    Baroque Period

    • 1600-1750
    • Barocco
    • Absolutism
    • Bernini The Throne of St. Peter
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    First Public Concerts in England

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    JS Bach

    • Reception history
    • BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis
    • Organist, Violinist, Violist
    • Influences
    • Signature
    • Important Positions:
    - Weimar (1708-1717)
    - Cothen (1717-1723)
    - Leipzig (1723-1750)
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    Handel

    • Trained in Germany, then Italy, settled in England
    • 1710, named music director for the Elector of Hanover in Germany
    • 1711, Rinaldo
    • 1714, Elector becomes King George I of England
    • Royal Academy of Music (1718-1729)