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    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 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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    Have you ever wondered how similar two Baroque composers could be? Although there are numerous differences between the two composers, such as that Bach did not become famous until years after his death, while Handel was famous during his lifetime, they are very similar. They both were German composers who could play a myriad of instruments and started their musical journey as children. One way that Bach and Handel are similar is that they were both German. Bach was born in Eisenach, Germany…

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    There are very few artists or groups who get lucky enough to survive the ever changing-musical landscape and manage to carve a career for themselves in the music industry. If they do, it usual comes at a cost. Whether it being the reshuffling of band members, power struggles, the inevitable break up and reunion, Styx just like Journey, Foreigner, Kiss &Van Halen, were no exception to the trials and tribulations of the music business. After 13 years apart, the Chicago-based band's classic lineup…

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

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    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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    In December of 1770, a man that was represented as the highest level of musical genius was born. Ludwig Van Beethoven was a very talented man but had several severe problems that harmed his music career. However, he did not let any of those problems stop him from doing things that he has an interest in. Beethoven was a German composer that created new worlds of music and influenced many other musicians. There were two conflicts that mainly interacted with his music career and those two conflicts…

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    Binary form is composed of two differing sections. Each section is repeated once. Ralph Kirkpatrick, an American musicologist and harpsichordist, is best known for cataloging Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas. The letter "K" seen beside each keyboard sonata is representative of Kirkpatrick. Sonata in A minor, K. 110 is composed in triple meter. This sonata follows the typical one-movement sonata form of Scarlatti (AB). Each section is repeated. The right hand, at times, flies up and down the…

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    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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    Caravaggio and Vermeer One of the most influential painters during the sixteenth century, Michelangelo Merisi, mastered his view of light and dark to build on his artistic ability. Michelangelo Merisi, otherwise known as Caravaggio, was an artist based off of revolutionary paintings and public scandal, started his career in Rome in 1593 (Sayre 701). Equivalent to most musical composers during the Baroque era, Caravaggio was supported by a patron. To start his career as an artist, Caravaggio…

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    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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