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  Baroque music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Baroque music describes an era and a set of styles of European classical music which were in widespread use between approximately 1600 to 1750 (see Dates of classical music eras for a discussion of the problems inherent in defining the beginning and end points).
Baroque music would see an expansion in the size, range and complexity of performance, as well as the establishment of opera as a type of musical performance.
Musically the adoption of the figured bass represents a larger change in musical thinking—namely that harmony, that is "taking all of the parts together" was as important as the linear part of polyphony.
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 Baroque Music - Part One
Music from the Baroque period is the earliest European music which we still generally recognize, whether it be the theme from Masterpiece Theatre (Mouret's Suite de Symphonie), the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's Messiah, or any number of other pieces.
The principal ensemble instruments in Baroque music, as in all subsequent European art music, are the unfretted (that is, without frets), bowed, string instruments of the violin family.
Baroque musicians were not concerned with expressing their own feelings and emotions, rather they sought to describe with objectivity, feelings and emotions which were distinct from what they actually felt.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Baroque_Music1.html   (3416 words)

  
 Baroque Period [M.Tevfik DORAK]
In the late Baroque music, a rich interchange and interpenetration of idioms is observed, i.e., transfer of lute ornaments to keyboard or vocal techniques to violin.
Generally speaking, the Baroque era is a period of ecstasy and exuberance, and of dynamic tensions in contrast to the assuredness and self-reliance of the Renaissance period.
In Baroque music, notated dotted rhythm was performed freely virtually everywhere with the precise value of the dotted note being variable according to the mood or affect.
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 RUBINGHSCIENCE.ORG / Rhythm in Baroque music
It is the music of one of the greatest periods of renewal, growth and expansion of European culture and science.
Almost all music, when we look at the time aspect or rhythmical aspect of the music, naturally is thought of as having or being superposed on a regular ``beat'' or ``count'', like the ticks of a clock ticking, or like the beat of the human heart.
In vocal music, the words of the music are most often placed in such a way into the music by the composer that the sentences of the text coincide with the phrases of the music; and in vocal music, singers inhale breath between phrases of the music.
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 DoveSong.com -- About Baroque Music
The Baroque era artistically bridged the gap between the spiritually pure music of the renaissance era and the formalized music of the classical era.
The music of the early baroque was composed in a style that was very similar the music of the renaissance era.
The baroque era culminated with the exalted music of J.S. Bach, whose three sons were among the first exponents of the new music of the classical era: the era that followed the baroque.
www.dovesong.com /positive_music/archives/baroque/about_baroque.asp   (1194 words)

  
 Baroque Music Supplemental   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Music styles, textures, and composition procedures inherited from the Renaissance: the pervasive imitation of the motet, the chordal texture of the frottola and affected genres, and the marriage of the two in the madrigal.
The cantata and the cantata of J.S. Bach.
The graphic musical representations are also called "madrigalisms." Despite expressive advances and sometimes excesses, the madrigal may be regarded as a hybrid of the two important genres of the period, the motet and the frottola, and their highly individual textures, which composers manipulated in alternation to expressive ends.
baroquemusicsupplemental.blogspot.com   (4886 words)

  
 Baroque Music
Baroque music was introduced into the 17th century, which was known was the baroque era.
Of course, baroque music isn't as complex as the music today, but it was a huge leap from the Renaissance and Middle Ages era (very simple music), by which the baroque music era had borrowed their ideas from.
But, like with all styles, the baroque music period came to an end, and was replaced by the next era.
www.youngcomposers.com /baroqclassic.html   (190 words)

  
 Baroque Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In contrast, the end of the Baroque Era was definitively set by Johann Sebastian Bach, the Grand-Poobah of Baroque music, who had the good foresight to die in a year also ending with a zero, thus giving historians another easy to remember date; 1750.
Baroque music is full of these same conflicts, contrasts, and overblown distinctions.
Renaissance music (Remember, it came before Baroque.) was more like a bowlful of toppings without banana or ice cream, just a bowlful of assorted nuts, syrups, sprinkles, cherries and cream all congealing together into a puddle of oversweet ooze.
www.sesk.org /Aesthetics/Music/Baroque.htm   (3051 words)

  
 Baroque music
Baroque music forms a major portion of the classical music canon and is widely performed and enjoyed.
In addition, Baroque music uses longer lines and stronger rhythms: the initial line is extended, either alone or
Baroque music often strives for a greater level of emotional intensity than Renaissance music, and a Baroque piece often uniformly depicts a single particular emotion (exultation, grief, piety, etc.) (see
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 Baroque Composers — Overview, individual biographies
Typical of baroque musicians active in Rome was the composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), whose style of playing became the basis for the violin technique of the 18th and 19th centuries, and whose chamber music compositions were far-reaching in their influence.
An underlying, all-pervading and inspirational influence on Italian baroque music was provided by its violin-makers, mainly centered in Cremona - the Amati family in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Guarneri and Stradivari families in the 17th and 18th.
As the 18th century progressed, European music was also becoming increasingly familiar in the United States, a particularly enthusiastic exponent being Thomas Jefferson, politician, diplomat, foreign minister to France, vice president under John Adams, two-term president of the United States, and of course, author of the Declaration of Independence.
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 Baroque-music.co.uk - a directory and resource for baroque music with a UK bias.
We aim to be a directory and a series of web-based resources for baroque music performers and researchers with a particular bias towards the UK.
DEFINITION The term Baroque probably ultimately derived from the Italian word barocco, which was a term used by philosophers during the Middle Ages to describe an obstacle in schematic logic.
In art criticism the word Baroque came to be used to describe anything irregular, bizarre, or otherwise departing from established rules and proportions.
www.baroque-music.co.uk   (238 words)

  
 HTML Review Tests
Baroque music is splendid, dressed up, and full of confidence.
The main elements of Baroque music are a strong rhythm, terraced dynamics (passages of loud music followed by soft music), and improvisation.
Baroque music was often written to honor a person or event.
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 BAROQUE MUSIC PAGE: biogs, pictures, music samples
Music reflects the mood of the times, then as now as always.
Follow the development of music through this brief outline, from the earliest times to the present day, with baroque music in historical context.
There are currently two schools of thought in the performance of baroque music: the "modern" and the "authentic" - though both names are misleading.
www.baroquemusic.org   (539 words)

  
 Bach and Baroque Music CDs Catalog. 100+ titles.
Leading baroque composers Pachelbel, Hanff, Lübeck, Buxtehude, Böhm and Bach, and the full range of baroque musical forms: preludes and fugues, chaconne, passacaglia, and variations on chorale melodies.
The music has just the right mixture of contrapuntal depth and invention, with melodies which are always light and tuneful, entertaining and relaxing.
BAROQUE OBOE CONCERTOS by Albinoni, Marcello, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, A. Scarlatti.
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 Baroque Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Baroque period - from the 17th century until the mid 18th century - is characterized by a flourishing artistic activity, from the plays by Shakespeare and Moliere to the art of Vermeer and Rembrandt.
The musical world developed rapidly during this period - new form were invented, both vocal and instrumental, with Italy and Germany as the leading sources of the major Baroque composers.
In the Baroque period music expanded to the public realm, namely it was no longer used mainly for the purposes of the church.
baroque.my-age.net   (311 words)

  
 Use of Vibrato in Baroque Vocal Music
The topic of performance practice in early music has produced a veritable flood of emotionally charged criticism from both sides of the proverbial "fence".
While some assert that the application of modern styles to early music only enhances the expressive quality of a piece, others argue that historical authenticity should take precedence over all other aspects of a performance.
Most specialists agree that some vibrato is a necessary element in the performance of Baroque Music; to what degree it is used, how it is used, and the width and speed of the vibrato used encompass the main part of the controversy.
ladyviola1593.tripod.com /musichistory   (232 words)

  
 Baroque Music on the Web ... the Classical Music Beat
Formed in 1993 to perform music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on period instruments.
WETA 90.9 FM Washington D.C. Your station for classical music and National Public Radio in D.C. If you live in the Washington D.C. area, you can catch Baroque music on the Sunday Morning Baroque program on WETA 90.9 F M Washington, DC Sunday mornings.
Baroque music, from the Baroque period of Western Classical Music, was composed in the range of the late 1600s to 1700s AD.
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 Characteristics of Baroque Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main shared ideal for the period was the belief that music's principal goal was to move the affections.
At the beginning of the Baroque, chromaticism was used for expressive purposes.
By the end of the Baroque, chromaticism was used to help govern the harmony.
www.wwnorton.com /concise/ch9_outline.htm   (424 words)

  
 Baroque WebRing
Robert Kelley is a music theorist, composer, pianist, and harpsichordist; and his website is devoted to providing resources for practicing classical musicians, musicologists, theorists, composers, and students.
Based in Newport, RI, USA, Newport Baroque Orchestra is a professional period-instrument orchestra devoted to the music of the 17th- and 18th-centuries.
A "Coffee Cantata" spoof, the libretto is essentially the same as the one used by Bach in his caffeinated Cantata of 1732, except that instead of the father pleading with his daughter to stop drinking coffee, it is now the daughter who pleads with her father to quit drinking - cappuccino.
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 HOASM: German Baroque Music (17th Century)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Heinrich Schütz (died 1672) was the most accomplished German exponent of the new style, especially in the field of vocal church music.
The organ variations of the last great Netherlander Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck influenced the harpsichord and organ music of Samuel Scheidt (died1654), whilst Johann Jakob Froberger (died 1667) was more inclined towards the Italian Frescobaldi.
A peculiarly German form of monody arose in secular and religious solo song: dance music was elaborated into "suites' of several movements, above all by Johann Hermann Schein).
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 A Baroque Music Sampler - over two hours of music!
Music by Bach and all the leading baroque composers.
Music Sample 3: Concerto 7 in d from BMC 33
Music Sample 4: Concerto 11 in E from BMC 34
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 Baroque Music (1600-1750)
Born about the same time as opera, this vocal music was at first very similar to operas.
During the Baroque period, instrumental music became equally as important as vocal music.
Many Baroque sonatas were for two violinsand continuo (usually cello and harpsichord).
www.rpfuller.com /gcse/music/baroque.html   (929 words)

  
 Musical Epochs - The Baroque   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This term is used to designate the period or style of European music covering roughly the years 1600-1750.
The emphasis on contrast (of texture, pace, volume etc) in the music of the earlier Baroque, as compared with that of the late Renaissance, is also a distinguishing characteristic.
Important early Baroque composers include Monteverdi, Giovanni Gabrieli and Schütz; of the middle Baroque, Alessandro Scarlatti, Corelli, Lully and Purcell; and of the late Baroque, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Domenico Scarlatti, Couperin and Rameau.
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 BUBL LINK: Baroque music
An index to dissertations in progress in the field of musicology, and a bibliography of completed dissertations reported since mid-1995, arranged under the traditional broad categories of general, antiquity, middle ages, renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and twentieth century.
Essays on the general features, style characteristics and composer styles of the music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and on specific genres such as the concerto, opera and the symphony.
The Society is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth century music and related arts.
bubl.ac.uk /link/b/baroquemusic.htm   (454 words)

  
 Baroque Music Grids
Mark's in Venice; Legrenzi is one of the most important composers of chamber music (especially trio sonatas) before Corelli; he also wrote 18 operas with important orchestral parts (quite unusual for the time).
Journal of Seventeenth Century Music -- The Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM) is published by the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music to provide a refereed forum for scholarly studies of the musical cultures of the seventeenth century.
Baroque Music (Matt Boynick) -- Brief overview and links to pages for select composers.
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 Baroque Music Overviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Due to the size of the Baroque repertory, we have made some divisions here, in order to include some more focused lists (to grow in number).
The section for Bach and sons is the major area remaining to be completed.
At this point, it is fairly clear that Baroque music will never be a major focus here, although we do spend more time working on the earliest layer of this in the 17th century.
www.medieval.org /emfaq/beginlst/barintro.htm   (113 words)

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