Baroque music

Baroque music describes a period or style of European classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance, and was followed by the Classical period. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", an initially derisive characterization of the architectural style of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. The baroque period saw the development of functional tonality, as well as the crystallization of the harmony and counterpoint rules which came to define the 'common practice period' (which extends from the baroque to the late romantic). Nowadays baroque music constitutes an important part of the academic music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. It is associated with composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, and Johann Sebastian Bach, all of which played an essential role in the development of modern musical concepts. During the baroque period a number of genres were established (such as the opera and the oratorio), the way was paved for new genres (such as the classical sonata and the symphony), and composers expanded the theoretical basis of music composition, making advances in musical notation and instrumental technique.
TitelKomponistFormInstrumentBewertungen
The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto String Orchestra
Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Piano
Adagio in G minor Tomaso Albinoni Sonata Solo instrument and Continuo
Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Orchestra
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter) Antonio Vivaldi Concerto String Orchestra
'Ombra mai fu' from Serse, HWV. 40 Georg Friedrich Händel Aria / Arietta Piano
Canon and Gigue in D major Johann Pachelbel Canon Chamber group
Cantata ''Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben'', BWV. 147 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Cello Suite no. 1 in G, BWV 1007 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Cello
Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Violin
Cantata ''Jesu, der du meine Seele'', BWV. 78 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Compilation Harpsichord
Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV. 1046 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Orchestra
A heart that knows its Jesus is living, BWV 134 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Orchestra
Menuets in G major, BWV. Anh.114 - 115 Johann Sebastian Bach Minuet Piano
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Organ
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Harpsichord
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Besondere komponisten Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Frédéric Chopin  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Christoph Graupner  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Domenico Scarlatti  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  Georg Philipp Telemann  ·  Tomaso Albinoni  ·  Johann Pachelbel  ·  Dietrich Buxtehude  ·  Girolamo Frescobaldi  ·  Claudio Monteverdi  ·  Johann Melchior Molter  ·  Heinrich Schütz  ·  Jean Baptiste Lully  ·  Jean-Philippe Rameau  ·  Marc-Antoine Charpentier  ·  Johann Friedrich Fasch  ·  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ·  François Couperin  ·  Johann Christoph Pezel  ·  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach  ·  Arcangelo Corelli  ·  Baldassare Galuppi  ·  Giovanni Paolo Cima  ·  Jan Dismas Zelenka  ·  Adriano Banchieri  ·  Benedetto Marcello  ·  Giacomo Carissimi  ·  Giuseppe Torelli  ·  Jeremiah Clarke  ·  Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach  ·  Giovanni Battista Martini  ·  Johann Gottfried Walther  ·  Marin Marais  ·  Tommaso Giordani  ·  Johann Ludwig Krebs  ·  Johann Jacob Froberger  ·  Pietro Locatelli  ·  John Stanley  ·  William Babell  ·  Louis-Nicolas Clerambault  ·  Sylvius Leopold Weiss  ·  Carlo Gesualdo  ·  Giovanni Battista Bassani  ·  Vincent Lubeck  ·  Claude-Bénigne Balbastre  ·  Domenico Gabrielli  ·  Alessandro Marcello
Instruments Bassoon  ·  Cello  ·  Chamber group  ·  Choir  ·  Choir and Instrument  ·  Choir and Orchestra  ·  Flute  ·  Guitar  ·  Harpsichord  ·  Lute  ·  Oboe  ·  Open Instrumentation  ·  Orchestra  ·  Organ  ·  Piano  ·  Piano and orchestra  ·  Recorder  ·  Solo instrument and Continuo  ·  Solo Instrument and Piano  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  Solo voice(s)  ·  String Orchestra  ·  Trumpet  ·  Viola da gamba  ·  Violin  ·  Voice(s) and Instruments  ·  Voice(s) and Orchestra  ·  Voice(s) and Piano  ·  Wind Ensemble
Forms Anthem  ·  Aria / Arietta  ·  Books  ·  Canon  ·  Cantata  ·  Canzona  ·  Caprice  ·  Chaconne  ·  Chorale  ·  Chorale Prelude  ·  Christmas Carols  ·  Compilation  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Duet  ·  Fantasy  ·  Fugue  ·  Funeral Music  ·  Gavotte  ·  Invention  ·  Madrigal  ·  March  ·  Minuet  ·  Motet  ·  Opera / Operetta  ·  Oratorio  ·  Partita  ·  Piano piece  ·  Piece  ·  Polonaise  ·  Prelude  ·  Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue  ·  Quartet  ·  Ricercar  ·  Sacred Mass  ·  Saraband  ·  Sonata  ·  Song Cycle  ·  Suite  ·  Symphony  ·  Theatrical / Incidental  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Toccata  ·  Transcription  ·  Trio