Baroque

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.

Composers

Aaron Williams Abbate D. Francisco à Tarento Abraham Adams Abundio Antonelli Adam Drese Adrian Batten Adrian Willaert Adriano Banchieri Adrianus Valerius Agostino Agazzari Agostino Bendinelli Agostino Facchi Albert Fuchs Alessandro Besozzi Alessandro Costantini Alessandro Marcello Alessandro Parisotti Alessandro Poglietti Alessandro Scarlatti Alessandro Stradella Alexander Siloti Alexandre De Villeneuve Alfred Dörffel Alfred Edward Moffat Alonso Xuárez Amante Franzoni Ambrosius Beber Anders von Düben Anderssen André Campra André Cardinal Destouches André Chéron André Raison Andrea Baghetti Andrea Bernasconi Andrea Fadini Andrea Falconieri Andrea Grossi Andrea Stefano Fioré Andrea Zani Andreas Armsdorf Andreas Düben Andreas Werckmeister Angelo Berardi Angelo Michele Bertalotti Anna Bon Anonymous Anthony Young Antoine Dauvergne Antoine de Boësset Antoine Dornel Antoine Forqueray Anton Cajetan Adlgasser Anton Zimmermann Antonín Reichenauer Antonio Vandini Antonio Artusini Antonio Badi Antonio Bencini Antonio Bertali Antonio Biffi Antonio Bioni Antonio Brioschi Antonio Brunelli Antonio Burlini Antonio Caldara Antonio Cesti Antonio Correa Braga Antonio Croci Antonio Demetrio Antonio Duni Antonio Lotti Antonio Maria Abbatini Antonio Maria Bononcini Antonio Soler Antonio Veracini Antonio Vivaldi Antono Cossandi Arcangelo Bussoni Arcangelo Califano Arcangelo Corelli Arcangelo Crotti Armand-Louis Couperin Arnold Dolmetsch Arnold Schering Arnoldi Artem Andreasyan Attilio Ariosti August Gottfried Ritter Baldassare Galuppi Balthasar Villicus Bartolomé Ferriol Bartolomeo Bernardi Bellerofonte Castaldi Benedetto Marcello Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter Beniamino Cesi Bernard Aymable Dupuy Bernard de Bury Bernardino Bottazzi Bernardo Corsi Bertrand de Bacilly Bohuslav Matěj Cernohorský Brösel Caecile Camille de Tallard Capel Bond Carl Heinrich Biber Carlo Antonio Campioni Carlo Broschi Carlo Cecchelli Carlo Cecere Carlo Ciminelli Carlo Cotumacci Carlo Donato Cossoni Carlo Falco Carlo Farina Carlo Filago Carlo Fiorelli Carlo Gesualdo Carlo Zuccari Carlos Seixas Carolo Charles Dancla Charles Avison Charles Barbandt Charles Bâton Charles Burney Charles Coleman Charles d' Ambleville Charles Demars Charles Dieupart Charles Dollé Charles Joseph Van Helmont Charles Rivière Dufresny Chauvigny Chiara Margarita Cozzolani Christian Baun Christian Cannabich Christian Erbach Christian Flor Christian Friedrich Witt Christian Gotthilf Tag Christlieb Siegmund Binder Christoph Bernhard Christoph Demantius Christoph Förster Christoph Graupner Christoph Ludwig Fehre Christoph Willibald Gluck Claude Desmatins Claude-Bénigne Balbastre Claudio Casciolini Claudio Cocchi Claudio Monteverdi Clement Woodcock Constantin Christian Dedekind Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel Cristóbal de Morales Cristofaro Caresana Daniel Bayley Daniel Erich Daniel Friderici Daniel Léo Simpson Daniel Vetter Danoville Dario Castello David Bispham David Foulis David Funck David Gregor Corner de La Voye-Mignot Delgado Dietrich Becker Dietrich Buxtehude Diogenio Bigaglia Dionigi Erba Domenico Zipoli Domenico Alberti Domenico Belli Domenico Caudioso Domenico Cimarosa Domenico Colla Domenico Dal Pane Domenico Dall'Oglio Domenico Dalla Bella Domenico Elmi Domenico Fischietti Domenico Freschi Domenico Gabrielli Domenico Maria Drejer Domenico Scarlatti Du Buisson Dubuisson Dudley Buck Dufour Edward Betts Edward MacDowell Egidio Duni Emanuele Astorga Emanuele Barbella Emilio de' Cavalieri Erasmus Widmann Ercole Bernabei Ernest Louis Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt
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