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  • Women Composers In The Baroque Era

    the great Classical and Baroque composers, musicians often tend to only hear about the men. Students hear about Bach, Handel and the greats, and find themselves asking if women were even allowed to compose music. During the late 1600’s and 1700’s there were many women who were seen as “ahead of their time.” Three prolific women composers from the Baroque era were Barbara Strozzi, Anna Isabella Leonarda, and Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre. Barbara Strozzi was a secular Italian composer who lived from 1619-1677. Her adoptive father, Guilo Strozzi, was a writer and owned a school called Accademia degli Unisoni which means “Academy of the Like-Minded.” She often performed her compositions privately within her…

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  • Antonio Vivaldi: Italian Baroque Composers

    Antonio Vivaldi is known as one of the greatest Italian Baroque composers. He was born on March 4, 1678, in Venice. Vivaldi was born at the time when the city was the capital of the independent state called the Republic of Venice. Like his father and other members of his family, Vivaldi had red hair, and when he was ordained into priesthood at the age of 25, he was given the nickname “The Red Priest.” Vivaldi was the son of Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio. Vivaldi was one of…

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    and he obtained the reputable position as organist in June of the same year. This year proved to be a favorable one because a small inheritance from his uncle, Tobias Lämmerhirt, made it possible for him to get married to his beloved second cousin Maria Barbara Bach. On 17 October 1707, Sebastian and Barbara were wed in the church of Dornheim. In Mühlhausen, Bach developed an interest in composing vocal church music, possibly originating from the influence of Buxtehude 's Abendmusiken. Also, the…

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  • Diego Velásquez: Influential Artist During The Baroque Period

    Velásquez was an influential artist during the Baroque period. Velásquez was best known for all of his amazing artworks. He was born in Seville, Spain. He was the son of João Rodrigues de Silva and Jerónima Velázquez. He inspired many through all of his artworks and paintings. Diego Velásquez lived in the Baroque era. This was the period from the years 1600 to 1750. It started in Rome, Italy and then ended up spreading to Europe. This was the type of style that used amplified motion and detail…

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  • Comparative Analysis: Baroque Music Vs. Classical Music

    Debra Matthew ENC 1101 December 08, 2015 Baroque music vs. Classical music Music has changed drastically over decades. It has been seen by many different point of views and many different styles. In todays society, we never really see the amount of work that composers has put into instrumental pieces. In my essay, ill be comparing and contrasting two types of music which are the Baroque and Classical era of music. The Baroque era began during the 1600’s and continued throughout…

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  • Ritornello Concerto Analysis

    Antonio Vivaldi, writer of several unique musical pieces throughout his career, was a composer most commonly associated with the Baroque period (ca 1600-1750). He is seen as one of the many artists that helped contribute to this specific era of music. Throughout his career as a composer, Vivaldi did not fail at attempting to incorporate the Ritornello form, seen throughout the majority of the Baroque period, into many of his works. Vivaldi is most commonly known for his violin concerto “Spring”,…

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  • A Review Of A Classical Concert By Chanticleer

    Renaissance in every field. Orlando di Lasso 's ‘’Conditor alme siderum’’ had the excellence of harmony dissolving into a full choir, now and again making organ-like sounds. Antoine Busnois ' ‘’Gaude, caelestis domino’’ was the soonest piece and was loaded with vivacity and complex cross rhythms working to a euphoric completion, and the singers were seriously vigilant and aware of each other. Robert Parsons ' ‘’Ave Maria’ ’was captivating in its effortlessness and consonant excellence, the…

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  • The Baroque Music Period

    Baroque music, which started around the 1600s, was the start of great growth in the composition timeline. In this period, composers like Bach and Purcell dominate and bring forth new forms like ritornello and fugue. Romantic music, starting in the 1800s, goes into a thematic transformation. Composers like Chopin and Schubert are popular during this time, and new forms such as cyclic and strophic arise. The Baroque music period focused mainly on the idea of tonality. Composers began to use new…

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  • Baroque Influence On Modern Art Essay

    THE BAROQUE INFLUENCE ON MODERN ART The origins of the word Baroque are obscure. Baroque is an artistic style that was present mainly in Europe from the late 16th century until the early 18th century. The Baroque is considered to be the dominant art style in Europe between the Mannerist and Rococo eras and it is characterized by overt emotion, dynamic movement, and self-confident rhetoric. “Although the term Baroque is applied mainly to the visual and performing arts, it is also used to describe…

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  • Gouldberg Variations Analysis

    R&B Baroque Jasmine Wiggins Professor Moses Phillips Music 100-ASP3 December 31, 2015 Although R&B music culturally originated in the United States and music from the Baroque period which originated in Western Europe, composers from these genres contributed in the changing and developments of their respected countries by choosing to differentiate from the mainstream music of their people. The musicians from these genres had to create…

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