Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baroque music

Baroque music describes a style of western approximately extending from 1600 - 1750. The word "baroque" came from portuguese word barroco which means "misshapen pearl" .

The composer for baroque music are :
. Bach
. Handel 
. Alessandro scarlatti
. Antonio Vivaldi
. georg P. Teleman 
. Jean Bebtiste 
. Corelli
. Monteverdi

During the period, composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentatio,  made changes in musical notation, and developed new instrumental playing techniques.

Early baroque music (1600–1654)  : the division between the Renaissance and the Baroque period began in Italy with the formation of the Florentine Camerata, a group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals in late Renaissance Florence who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de' Bardi to discuss and guide trends in the arts, especially music and drama


Middle baroque music (1654–1707) : separated from the early Baroque by the coming of systematic thinking to the new style and a gradual institutionalization of the forms and norms, particularly in opera.


Late baroque music (1680–1750) : The dividing line between middle and late Baroque is a matter of some debate. Dates for the beginning of "late" baroque style range from 1680 to 1720. In no small part this is because there was not one synchronized transition; different national styles experienced changes at different rates and at different times






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