Baroque Composers


Jacopo Peri

20 August 1561 - 12 August 1633

Was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera.

Claudio Monteverdi

15 May 1567 - 29 November 1643

Was an Italian composer, gambist, singer, and Catholic priest.

Michael Praetorius

15 February 1571 - 15 February 1621

Was a German composer, organist, and music theorist.

Lepanto´s Battle


Gregorio Allegri

1582 - 7 February 1652

Was an Italian composer of the Roman School and brother of Domenico Allegri; he was also a priest and a singer. He was born and died in Rome.

Girolamo Frescobaldi

1583 - 1643

Was a musician from Ferrara, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods

Francisco Correa de Araujo

1584 - 1654

Was a notable Spanish organist, composer, and theorist of the late Renaissance.





jean Bptiste 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. He is considered a master of the French baroque style.

Calderon de la Barca- La vida es sueño


Gaspar Sanz

4 April 1640 - 1710

Better known as Gaspar Sanz, was an Aragonese composer, guitarist, organist and priest born to a wealthy family in Calanda in the comarca of Bajo Aragón, Spain.

Marc Antoine Charpentier

1643 - 24 February 1704

Was a French composer of the Baroque era.

Juan Cabanilles

6 september 1644 - 29 April 1712

Was an organist and Spanish composer of baroque music.

Arcangelo Corelli

17 February 1653 - 8 January 1713

Was an Italian violinist and composer of the Baroque era. 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.[2]

Velázquez-Las Meninas


Marin Marais

31 May 1656 - 15 August 1728

Was a French composer and viol player

Henry Purcell

10 September 1659 - 21 November 1695

Was an English composer

François Couperin

10 November 1668 - 11 September 1733

Was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was known as Couperin le Grand ("Couperin the Great") to distinguish him from other members of the musically talented Couperin family.

Antonio Vivaldi

4 March 1678 - 28 July 1741

Was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric.

Georg Philipp Telemann

24 March 1681 - 25 June 1767

Was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist

Jean-Philippe Rameau

25 September 1683 - 12 September 1764

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

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685 - 28 July 1750

was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Georg Friedrich Händel

5 March 1685 - 14 April 1759

Was a German, later British baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos.

Domenico Scarlatti

26 October 1685 - 23 July 1757

Was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.

Padre Soler

3 December 1729 - 20 December 1783

Was a Spanish composer whose works span the late Baroque and early Classical music eras. He is best known for his keyboard sonatas, an important contribution to the harpsichord, fortepiano and organ repertoire.