Baroque / Sonata 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
Adagio in G minor Tomaso Albinoni Sonata Solo instrument and Continuo
Cello Sonata in Em, RV 40 Antonio Vivaldi Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 27 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Harpsichord
Sonata in Fm, K. 466 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Piano
Recorder sonata in F, HWV 369 Georg Friedrich Händel Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Keyboard Sonata in E, K. 380 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Piano
Flute Sonata in Eb, BWV 1031 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 5 Arcangelo Corelli Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Flute Sonata in C, BWV 1033 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Violin Sonatas, BWV 1014-1019 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata in G minor Henry Eccles Sonata Violin
Cello Sonata in Bb, RV 45 Antonio Vivaldi Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonata in D minor, K. 9 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Harpsichord
Violin Sonata in F major, HWV 370 Georg Friedrich Händel Sonata Violin
Flute Sonata in Em, BWV 1034 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 3 in C, BWV 1005 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Violin
Violin Sonata in Gm, BWV 1001 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Piano
Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 209 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Piano
Violin Sonata in Dm, T.So 26 Tomaso Albinoni Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
3 Sonatas for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord, BWV 1027-1029 Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata Viola da gamba