Baroque / Concerto 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
The Four Seasons, Op. 8 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto String Orchestra
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, 'L'inverno' (Winter) Antonio Vivaldi Concerto String Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor, RV 531 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto no. 1 in F major, BWV. 1046 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
12 Concertos à cinque, Op. 9 Tomaso Albinoni Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
12 Concerti Grossi, Op. 6 Arcangelo Corelli Concerto String Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concerto for 2 Flutes in C major, RV 533 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, BWV 1048 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Orchestra
Harpsichord Concerto no. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Trumpet
12 Concertos à cinque, Op.7 Tomaso Albinoni Concerto Chamber group
L'estro armonico, Op. 3 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Orchestra
Concerto for Violin and Oboe in Cm, BWV. 1060R Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Concerto for 2 oboes in F major, Op. 9 no. 3 Tomaso Albinoni Concerto Chamber group
Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Piano and orchestra
A. Scarlatti - Concerto Grosso Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Orchestra
Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra