The Under Appreciated Music Era
The Baroque Era (1600-1800)
Baroque music was used before the classical tradition music. The music was really only used for important or special circumstances, such as church events, court, and opera. This music was the used a lot by the royalty of the time as a form of entertainment. This music was a very "private" kind of music. Many people only heard it in church because there was not a lot of public displays of music at the time. Baroque really set the a standard of instruments being just as important as vocals in music.
One of the most well known Baroque composers.
This is one of the phew places that Baroque music was heard.
The violin was a commonly used Baroque instrument.