Ever wondered what music people listened to in 1600-1800?
Why is Baroque music important?
Genres of Music
Composers of the Time
Florentine Camerata introduced the recitative style of singing, which included declamatory singing that fit the patterns of the text.
Handel was most known for his Italian operas and his English oratorios. He wrote the Italian opera seria, and the English ballad opera.
Johann Sebastian Bach was one of the most prolific composers of the Baroque Era. Bach’s works included secular cantatas, orchestral music, chamber music, keyboard music, and organ music.
Antonio Vivaldi was a prolific composer from Italy. Vivaldi spent most of his life as the music master of the most prominent music conservatory in Venice. Throughout his life, he wrote over 500 concertos and traveled throughout Europe.