Baroque Era (1600 – 1750) Music – An Intro with Books, and other Resources

The Baroque era, branded so by the nineteenth century critics from the Portuguese word baracco meaning the ‘oddly shaped pearl’, followed the Renaissance period. The highly ornate, unforgiving masterpieces of Bach and Handel probably contributed for this peculiar name. It needs to be remembered that in those hard times it was the demands of the employer that dictated the art brought forth by an artist. With that curtain of charity in place all critics concur had it not been for the diligent work of these tireless artists the music of today would have been dramatically different.

The Baroque era pushed the appreciation of art like no other for it literally brought the layman in touch with the artistic world through opulent architecture, art, literature, science, and music. Though Italy took the center stage, Germany, England and France were not behind.
Composers fine-tuned their compositions to not only enhance the listening pleasure of the audience but also to communicate effectively with them by evoking the desired emotions. Melody and harmony established themselves as powerful entities and in their wake came the practice of basso continuo. The cantata, concerto, sonata, oratorio, opera, intermezzo, suite, etc., all debuted during this era. While there were many great composers in this era the greatest were Monteverdi, Praetorius, Frescobaldi, Schütz, Scheidt, Lully, Charpentier, Pachelbel, Corelli, Purcell, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, Couperin, Vivaldi, Telemann, Rameau, Bach, Handel, and Sammartini.


ComposerThumbnailISBNBest PriceDescription
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Opera's First Master: The Musical Dramas of Claudio Monteverdi 978-1574671100 $29.99Part of the Unlocking the Masters series of books, the book reviews the theatrical experiences of his three operas: L’Orfeo – Orpheus, 1607, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria – the return of Ulysses to his homeland, 1640, and L’incoronazione di Poppea – the coronation of Poppea, 1643.
Michael Praetorius (1571–1621) Praetorius - Mass for Christmas Morning B0000057EH $16.98Paul McCreesh recreates a Lutheran Mass on Christmas Morning from 1620 using music Praetorius, Scheidt, and Schein. Lyrics are in German and Latin with translations in the notes.
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583–1643) Frescobaldi: Fiori Musicali B0026RLMB6 $7.98Three Organ Masses. Roberto Loreggian, organ. Schola Gregoriana ‘Scriptoria’, Dom Nicola M. Bellinazzo.
Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672) Heinrich Schütz: Symphoniae Sacrae, 1629 B000004433 $23.98Two audio CDs – Heinrich Schutz, Concerto Palatino, Barbara Borden, Nele Gram, Douglas Nasrawi, and John Potter.
Samuel Scheidt (1587–1653) Samuel Scheidt: The Great Sacred Concertos B000MRP1PA $16.98The CDs by Musica Fiata and Capella Ducale is one of only two that feature the voices and instruments of his work. The other is Concertum Sacrorum.
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632–1687) Lully: Les Divertissements de Versailles B000063TE8 $17.98Jean-Baptiste Lully, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie, Sophie Daneman, and Paul Agnew.
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645–1704) Charpentier: Te Deum; Messe de Minuit de Noël B00005NPJ3 $6.98Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Academy of St. Martin in the Fields English Chamber Orchestra. Performer: Thomas Trotter, Andrew Davis, Eiddwen Harrhy, Felicity Lott, April Cantelo.
Johann Pachelbel (1653–1706) Pachelbel's Greatest Hit: Canon in D B000003F39 $8.98Canon in D performances: Cleo Laine (a vocal!), Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Hampton String Quartet, Festival Strings Lucerne, James Galway, Concord String Quartet, The Canadian Brass, and Isao Tomita
Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Corelli: Complete WorksB0009IW8SK $48.88Boxed set of 10 discs. Performer: Musica Amphion, a Dutch period instrument orchestra conducted from the harpsichord by Pieter-Jan Belder.
Henry Purcell 1659-1695 Henry Purcell (Oxford Studies of Composers) 978-0198163411 $60.00A survey of Purcell’s music, it is the first book to explore the historical context of Purcell’s music – 272 pages.
Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725) Allesandro And Domenico Scarlatti: Two Lives in One (Lives in Music) 978-1576471081 $50.40Explores the lives and careers of the two men with the boundaries between documented facts and informed speculation clearly defined.
François Couperin (1668–1733) Couperin - Leçons de Ténèbres B000005E4Y $18.91William Christie, Sophie Daneman, Patricia Petibon, Monica Huggett, Marc Hantai, Anne-Marie Lasla, Emilia Benjamin, Les Arts Florissants.
Antonio Vivaldi (1680-1743) Vivaldi: The Four Seasons B000003CSU $13.99Conductor: Seiji Ozawa, Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) Telemann: Bläserkonzerte (Wind Concertos) B0000057D1 $23.98Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel, Pieter Dhont, Michael Niesemann, Eric Hoeprich, Friedemann Immer, Wilbert Hazelzet, and Michael Schneider.
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Rameau - Orchestral Suites from Naïs & Le Temple de la Gloire B0000007EE $10Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician 978-0393322569 $14.93An intellectual biography that assesses the career of Johann Sebastian Bach in a scholarly manner with a focus on his performing and composing.
Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) Georg Friedrich Händel: Messiah B002KPINIE $23.81Conductor: Frieder Bernius, Orchestra: Barockorchester Stuttgart, Performers: Carolyn Sampson, Benjamin Hulett, Daniel Taylor, Peter Harvey, Kammerchor Stuttgart.
Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757) Scarlatti: Concerti & Sinfonie B00005RFSC $16.98Alessandro Scarlatti and Domenico Scarlatti. Conductor: Fabio Biondi, Performer: Europa Galante.
Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700 -1775) Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Sacred Cantatas B0007ACVIM $8.99Conductor: Daniele Ferrari. Performer: Capricco Italiano Ensemble, Filippo Ravizza, Silvia Mapelli, Mirko Guadagnini. Some consider his style as a link between the baroque and classical styles.


Violin, viola, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, bassoon, recorder, trombone, trumpet, scakbut, serpent, clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano, and the organ were the popular instruments of the era.

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