Timeline: Music of the Baroque

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  • Flow My Tears

    John Dowland, lute song, English. Very melancholic
  • Shakespeare's Hamlet published

  • Tu se' morta from "L'Orfeo"

    Claudio Monteverdi, recitative, Italian language. Sung by Orpheus to Euridice. Used word painting
  • Pilgrims land in Plymouth

  • Sonata Quarta

    Biagio Marini, violin sonata. Dotted rhythms, showed performer's virtuosity, lots of embellishments
  • Sonata IV for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op 8

    Biagio Marini, sonata. Dotted rhythms, very virtuosic
  • Saul, Saul, was verfolgst du much

    Heinrich Schütz, sacred concerto, German. Very powerful piece with 6 voices. Jesus asking Paul why he betrayed Jesus.
  • First public German opera house opens

    In Hamburg
  • Trio Sonata for Two Violins and Basso Continuo

    Slow-fast-slow-fast pattern
  • Trio Sonata Op. 3 No. 2

    Arcangelo Corelli, sonata. Slow-fast-slow-fast pattern
  • Overture from "Armide"

    Jean Baptiste Lully, overture. When king entered the room, over-dotted notes
  • Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor: Allegro

    Antonio Vivaldi, concerto. Used ritornelli
  • Nun komm Der Heiden Heiland

    Johann Sebastian Bach, cantata, German. Very fast, chorale melody doesn't show up until relatively late
  • V'adoro pupille from "Guilio Cesare"

    George Freidrich Handel, da capo aria, Italian. Sung to Caesar by Cleopatra
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    Vicente Lusitano

    Arrives in Portugal in 1444, 'first published black composer'
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    John Dowland

    One of the most famous lute players, melancholy artist. Traveled to Italy to meet Luca Marenzio. "Flow My Tears"
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    Claudio Monteverdi

    Bridge between Renaissance and Baroque periods, popularized basso continuo and wrote "L'Orfeo" one of the first operas.
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    Heinrich Schütz

    Studied law, but was sent to study in Venice. Published book of madrigals, became court organist and composer in Dresden. Lived through Thirty Years' War
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    Biagio Marini

    Violin virtuoso, bounced from job to job in Italy and worked in Germany. Wrote both religious and secular music.
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    Thirty Years' War

    Between Protestants and Catholics in Germany, very destructive. Parts of Germany lost 50% of population.
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    Jean Baptiste Lully

    One of the most powerful musicians. Created "Tragèdie en Musique" (tragedy in music). Strictly French style although he was Italian-born.
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    John Locke

    "All mankind...being equal all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions"
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    Arcangelo Corelli

    Violinist known for developing concerto and sonata styles. Met George Freidrich Handel while performing for the Italian king and queen.
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    Marin Marais

    Composer and viola da gamba, one of the first composers of program music. Often conducted for Jean Baptiste Lully, worked as a musician in Versailles.
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    Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre

    Harpsichordist and composer, part of nobility
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    Francois Couperin

    "Gouts Reunis" (mixed taste), first composer of trio sonatas
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    Antonio Vivaldi

    Composed for Ospedale della Pieta, worked as a priest. Influenced by Corelli, used ritornelli in his concertos
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    Georg Philipp Telemann

    One of the best German composers, mixed German, Polish, Italian and French styles. Worked as court Kapellmeister and then music director in Hamburg
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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Known as one of the greatest Western composers, very good keyboard organist and could compose on the spot. Secular and religious music, innovator in rhythms, counterpoint and harmony. His death ended the Baroque period.
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    Georg Frideric Händel

    Extremely 'mixed taste,' worked for Hamburg Opera but was known as a British composer because of his oratorios. Stayed popular throughout history.