Music Theory/Baroque

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Definition[edit]

Baroque music loosely refers to music from around 1600-1750. Baroque music has distinct features to it such as the use of counterpoint and polyphony.

Composers[edit]

Notable composers include:-

  • Gregorio Allegri (1582-16520 Italy
  • Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) Germany Most famous work is the Canon in D
  • Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Italy
  • Henry Purcell (1659-1695) English
  • Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) Italy.
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Italy
  • G.P. Telemann (1681-1767) Germany
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) France
  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Italy
  • J. S.Bach (1685-1750) Germany Very prolific composer
  • G.F. Handel (1685-1759) Germany Most famous work is the Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah