This period started around 1600 and ended around 1750. The Baroque time period was particularly important as it was a foundation for classical music to develop and grow. Many musical forms were created and developed as well. Some examples are the sonata, the concerto, and the fugue. There were many well know composers who lived in this time period as well, including Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Lully, Corelli, and the arguably most important Johann Sebastian Bach.
Using all of these instruments the famous musicians of the Baroque era were able to create the masterpieces which they are so well known for. The influences of Baroque music on the culture of the time and even up to the present time made a lasting effect upon history. To create their music, Baroque musicians utilized many common instruments of the time. Four main categories of instruments exist; the brass section, keyboards, strings and winds. Although some of these instruments may now be familiar, others are not.
The Baroque and Robinson 6 Classical eras were powerful, influential, and musically stimulating to the masses, forever engraving themselves in history and time. Works Cited Bonds, Mark Evan. A Brief History of Music in Western Culture. 1st. New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc., 2004.
One of them was Giuseppe Tartini. His greatest influence was in the development of the concerto. Vivaldi has been credited with inventing or at least regularizing "ritornello form." This usually employed fast movements in which a "refrain" played by the full ensemble alternates with freer, modulatory episodes played by the solo instruments. Vivaldi’s deft coordination of melody and harmony was much admired by Johann Sebastian Bach who absorbed the Italian style through his study and transcription of his concertos and trio-sonatas.
These were all respected composers from different time periods who used the violin to compose great unforgotten music. The melody and harmonies composed by the violin is what creates its uniqueness. In all, the saxophone, accordion and the violin are all unique and complex instruments played by many respected musicians and composers. These instruments create sounds that I love to hear and are used as the methods of expression emotionally and mentally. The coordination skills needed to play these instruments are profound.
The lifelong habit of improvisation was linked with Handel’s method of composition. He was a rapid worke... ... middle of paper ... ...uch as English-written Operas. Handel was also able to transform the music of others. He tremendously helped England in its musical reputation. “Although the world has changed, as have theatres, performers, and audiences, the appreciation of Handel’s operas has come full circle” (Parker).
During the Baroque Age, many changes took place in the instrumental music area. This type of music became very popular and just as important as vocal music, with many new mechanical and technological developments taking place. The keyboard, strings, winds, and percussion were used to produce instrumental music. Among these instruments, the keyboard was a major one used for solo music and “basso continuo” (a musical notation used to signal chords, non-chords, and intervals in connection to bass notes) parts. The keyboard also was involved in an abundance of instrumental literature during this time.
He also used bass and instruments to give his music a richer sound. Orlande de Lassus was one of the greatest humanistic composers, because of his infleunce by classical civilizations, his many famous works and volumes of his music, and the styles that he contributed to secular music. Josquin Desprez was another talented composer of secular music during the Renaissance period. Josquin was born in 1440 and died in 1521. He also started into music at a young age as a choir boy.
During the menuetto and trio I,II movement, Frederick Lifsitz and Zakarias Grafilo were nearly bouncing out of their chairs as they played bright ascending lines. When they pass around the theme of the allegro mo... ... middle of paper ... ...t that is what made it truly beautiful because it conveyed a picture. All of the pieces I heard made me think about the music itself, and wonder what the composer was picturing as he wrote. All of the concerts I went to were good. The concerts allowed me to broaden my knowledge of music and learn more about how chamber music sounds.
Amazingly, most of the instruments used during the period, remain in use today. The Baroque period in music obviously played a tremendous role in the growth of music through its numerous successful composers and various types of instruments. The Baroque period in music began 1600 and ended around 1750. The unique instruments and styles defined the Baroque period as composers began to withdraw new and unknown sounds by tweaking different instruments. The name Baroque came from the Portuguese barroco, which means oddly shaped pearl.