Baroque Composers


Jacopo Peri

20 august 1561 - 12 august 1633

Jacopo Peri was an Italian composer and singer from the period of transition between the Renaissance and the Baroque, and is considered the inventor of the opera.

Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

Was a composer, gambista and Italian singer. It marked the transition between the polyphonic and madrigalist tradition of the sixteenth century and the birth of opera and lyrical drama in the seventeenth century.

Michael Praetorius

15 February 1571 - 15 February 1621

He was being particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns, many of which reflect an effort to improve the relationship between Protestants and Catholics.

Lepanto's Battle


Gregorio Allegri

17 February 1582 - 7 February 1652

The most well known and regarded piece of music composed by Allegri is the Miserere mei, Deus, and has obtained considerable celebrity.

Girolamo Frescobaldi

13 september 1583 - 1 march 1643

Frescobaldi's printed collections contain some of the most influential music of the 17th century.

Francisco Correa de Araujo

17 september 1584 - 18 de november 1654

Like most Spanish organists from this era, details of his life are clouded by obscurity.

Shakespeare - Hamlet


Cervantes – D. Quijote


Jean Baptiste Lully

28 november 1632 - 22 march 1687

Was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer who spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France.

Calderón de la Barca – La vida es sueño


Gaspar Sanz

April 4, 1640 - 1710

He wrote three volumes of pedagogical works for the baroque guitar that form an important part of today's classical guitar repertory and have informed modern scholars in the techniques of baroque guitar playing.

Marc Antoine Charpentier

1643 - 24 de febrero de 1704

His mastery in writing sacred vocal music was recognized and hailed by his contemporaries.

Juan Cabanilles

6 September 1644 - 29 April 1712

He is considered by many to have been the greatest Spanish Baroque composer, and has been[by whom?] called the Spanish Bach.

Arcangelo Corelli

17 FEBRUARY 1653 - 8 January 1713

His music was key in the development of the modern genres of sonata and concerto, in establishing the preeminence of the violin, and as the first coalescing of modern tonality and functional harmony.

Velázquez - Las Meninas


Marin Marais

31 May 1656 - 15 August 1728

Marin Marais was a master of the viol, and the leading French composer of music for the instrument.

Henry Purcell

10 September 1659 - 21 November 1695

In 1687, he resumed his connection with the theatre by furnishing the music for Dryden's tragedy, Tyrannick Love. In this year. He composed an anthem and two elegies for Queen Mary II's funeral.

François Couperin

10 November 1668 - 11 September 1733

His most famous book, L'art de toucher le clavecin ("The Art of Harpsichord Playing", published in 1716), contains suggestions for fingerings, touch, ornamentation and other features of keyboard technique.

Antonio Vivaldi

4 march 1678 - 28 july 1741

He is the father of the tale. He composed more than 600. The most famous is "The 4 seasons"

Georg Philip Telemann

14 de march de 1681 - 25 de june 1767

Composes a music that brings together all the genres of the time and operates as Don Quixote

Jean Philippe Rameau

25 September 1683 - 12 September 1764

Was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era.

Georg Friedrich Händel

23 February 1685 - 14 April 1759

Handel is regarded as one of the greatest composers of the Baroque era, with works such as Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks and Messiah remaining steadfastly popular.

Johan Sabastian Bach

21 march 1685 - 31 march 1685

Son of Johann Sebastian Bach is the transition between the Baroque and the pre-Roman school

Domenico Scarlatti

26 October 1685 - 23 July 1757

He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and he was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the classical period.

Padre Soler

3 December 1729 - 20 December 1783

He is best known for his keyboard sonatas, an important contribution to the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ repertoire.