Baroque Music Essay

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  • Influence of Baroque Music to Classical Music

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    CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION Music of any period reflects, in its own way, some of the same influences, tendencies, and generative impulses that are found in the other arts of that time (Donna, 2005). Thus the word "baroque," usually used despairingly by eighteenth-century art critics to describe the art and architecture of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, came to be applied also to the music of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. After some years after the death of Johann

  • The Differences Of Baroque Music During The Baroque Period

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    According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, “the baroque period was thus one of stylistic duality.” It was an era that displayed emotional extremes through art and architecture. One of the ways art was expressed was through music. During the early baroque era, music became more appealing to the people of Italy. It was a way of how people can voice their emotions and feelings in different forms through other senses besides their eyes. Unlike the other kinds of arts such as paintings and sculptures

  • The Baroque Era of Music Essay

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    The Baroque period of music lasted from approximately 1600 – 1750 AD. It falls into the Common Practice period and was the most predominant style of writing after the Renaissance period and before the Classical period (the Classical period uses many elements from the Baroque period). The word Baroque means highly decorated and essentially gives us an insight into what the music of the time was like. Many pieces in the Baroque style have three or four different parts which work together to produce

  • Informative Essay On Baroque Music

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    would associate automatically with music. Yet oddly-shaped pearl is exactly where the word baroque comes from. Baroque is derived from the Portuguese word barroco. This meaning is almost a foretelling of the unique music style of this period. Ranging from 1600 to 1750, a new style emerged. This one unlike the Renaissance period prior. The oddly-shaped pearl stormed Europe with musical style, instruments, composers, and life. First to have a new period of music, the ebb and flow of the sound had

  • Antonio Vivaldi And Baroque Music

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    first love: music. Antonio Vivaldi’s father, a barber-turned-professional-violinist in Venice, taught him to play the violin at a very young age. At ten years old, Vivaldi became his father’s substitute at St. Mark’s Orchestra (Getzinger). Thus, at an early age, he showed extraordinary promise. Years later, that promise came to fruition as he revolutionized Baroque music. Because Antonio Vivaldi’s compositions added warmth and a rhythmically textured sound to a rather ornamental Baroque style, his

  • Music During The Baroque Era

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    Music during the Baroque era was regarded as a powerful form of communication that could invoke emotions in the listeners. This philosophical belief was derived from a revival of the ideas of the Greco-Roman culture, and as a result, composers believed that they could also affect their listeners through the power of melody, harmony, rhythm, and stylistic details. The emphasis on communication was reflected in the major styles and components that were used throughout Baroque compositions. Baroque

  • Music of the Baroque

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    Unit 3 – Music of the Baroque 1. Name two important visual artists (such as painters) and also two important writers of literature (such as poets) from the Baroque Period. Do not name musicians. (Visual Artists) - Peter Paul Rubens & Artemisia Gentileschi / (Writers)- John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont 2. Write a paragraph about “The Baroque Style”. The baroque style was very well suited to the wishes of the aristocracy, who were enormously rich and powerful during the seventeenth and eighteenth

  • The Restoration Of Baroque Music

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    the Baroque period. The english word baroque originated from the Italian word barocco, meaning bizarre. The usage of this term started in the 1860s to describe the decorative, elaborate style of the 17th century religious and public Italian buildings. Baroque music has affected everything we hear in music today due to the incredible form of the music, instruments, and composers of that time. Baroque music is a style of Western art composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This style of music is filled

  • Describe The Characteristics Of Baroque Music

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    Baroque music generally has certain elements in common across the board, including but not limited to: basso continuo, ornamentation, decisive rhythms, melodiousness, and use of several textures. Of course, different countries in Western Europe had different styles and sub-genres within this. Theorists and composers, such as Jean Philippe Rameau with his treatise on harmony, began defining characteristics of harmony by studying works of his contemporaries. Although the Baroque music as a whole sounds

  • Modern Music During The Baroque Era

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    The term Baroque has been widely acknowledged as a period in Western European Art Music lasting for 150 years from early 17th to mid-18th century. The word itself is originated from barroco in Portuguese meaning “oddly shaped pearl”, which best describes the visual and details of the buildings existed during that period. Its flamboyant and ornate details of the building is what causes ornamentations and harpsichords to become an essential element of Baroque music. Bach, ornamentation, and harpsichord

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