Baroque / Johann Sebastian Bach 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.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Piano
Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major, BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Orchestra
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
Cantata ''Jesu, der du meine Seele'', BWV. 78 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Violin Partita no. 2, BWV 1004 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Violin
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
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Harpsichord
Partita no. 2, BWV 826 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Piano
Violin Partita no. 3, BWV 1006 Johann Sebastian Bach Partita Recorder
Cantata ''Es ist das Heil uns kommen her'', BWV 9 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Aria variata in A minor, BWV 989 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Piano
Cantata "Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe", BWV. 185 Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Goldberg Variations, BWV. 988 Johann Sebastian Bach Theme and Variations Piano