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Baroque Music
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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 composers: Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel

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Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Movement 1

George Frideric Handel
Water Music
Hornpipe

Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
Spring

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