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The period called "Baroque" in music history extends roughly from 1600 to 1750. Baroque music is tuneful and very organized and melodies tend to be highly decorated and elaborate. Conflict and contrast between sections in a piece and between instruments are common, and the music can be quite dramatic.

Featured Baroque composers include:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Movement 1


Composed in 1721
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Bohdan Warchal, conductor

Shows by Bach include:
About Johann Sebastian Bach
The Sons of Johann Sebastian Bach
What's a Concerto?
The Story of the Brandenburg Concertos

George Frideric Handel
Water Music
Hornpipe


Composed in 1717
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Bohdan Warchal, conductor

Shows by Handel include:
About George Frederick Handel
The Story of Handel's Water Music Show
Other Composers' Water Music
Music by Royalty and Nobility

Georg Philipp Telemann
Suite in D
"Gigue"


Composed in

Shows by Telemann include:
About Georg Philipp Telemann
Go for Baroque
Self-Taught Composers
The "Gigue" is Up!

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
Spring


Composed in 1723
Performed by Capella Istropolitana
Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor
Takako Nishizaki, violin

Shows by Vivaldi include:
About Antonio Vivaldi
Poetry and Sound Effects in Vivaldi's Spring Concerto
Violin Concertos Through the Ages
Spring Music

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