Mid Baroque

  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Born

    Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti Born

    The father of composer Domenico Scarlatti.
  • Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Born

    "The wonder of the 17th century" in France.
  • Francois Couperin Born

    French Composer
  • "Sonata No. 1" by Biber

    The opening Praeludium is for violin and basso continuo.
  • Antonio Vivaldi Born

    He was called the Red Priest because of his red hair.
  • Georg Philip Telemann Born

    Composed more than 125 orchestral suites.
  • Domenico Scarlatti Born

    Keyboard virtuoso and served Portuguese and Spanish royal families.
  • J. S. Bach Born

    Scholars have argued over the intent of his highly technical work.
  • Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber Death

    Biber's new technique of playing the violin allowed him to easily reach 6th and 7th positions, play double stops and polyphony, and experiment with scordatura.
  • Handel's "Water Music"

    Performed for a royal party on the Thames River in London on July 17, 1717.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti Death

    A teacher in Naples and many of his students helped create the new classical style.
  • "Le Quattro stagioni" by Vivaldi

    "The Four Seasons" A cycle of four violin concertos.
  • Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre Death

  • Francois Couperin Death

  • Antonio Vivaldi Death

  • J. S. Bach Death

    Bach uses every contrapuntal technique in extremely innovative ways.
  • Domenico Scarlatti Death

    Had a progressive style and was aware of his modern style.
  • Georg Philip Telemann Death

    Friends with J.S. Bach and the godfather of Bach's eldest son.