Baroque / Harpsichord 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
Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Johann Sebastian Bach Compilation Harpsichord
The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 846-869 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue Harpsichord
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 27 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Harpsichord
6 Little Preludes, BWV 933-938 Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude Harpsichord
Italian Concerto, BWV. 971 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Harpsichord
French Suite no. 5 in G major, BWV 816 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Harpsichord
Sonata in D minor, K. 9 Domenico Scarlatti Sonata Harpsichord
Air in F major, BWV Anh. 131 Johann Sebastian Bach Piece Harpsichord
First book of Harpsichord pieces François Couperin Suite Harpsichord
Harpsichord Concerto no. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058 Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto Harpsichord
Gavotte in G major, HWV 491 Georg Friedrich Händel Gavotte Harpsichord
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata Harpsichord
Fantasia in C major, HWV 490 Georg Friedrich Händel Fantasy Harpsichord
Suite in B flat major, HWV 434 Georg Friedrich Händel Suite Harpsichord
Toccata in E minor, BWV 914 Johann Sebastian Bach Toccata Harpsichord
Allemande in A minor, HWV 478 Georg Friedrich Händel Dance Harpsichord
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Harpsichord
English Suite no. 1, BWV 806 Johann Sebastian Bach Suite Harpsichord
Allemande in A major, HWV 477 Georg Friedrich Händel Dance Harpsichord
Pieces from the Bauyn manuscript Louis Couperin Piece Harpsichord