Baroque composers


Jacopo Peri

August 20, 1561 - August 12, 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

May 9, 1567 - November 29, 1643

Claudio Giovanni Monteverdi was a composer, 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

February 15, 1571 - February 15, 1621

Michael Praetorius was a German composer and organist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his time and influenced the development of forms based on Protestant hymns.

1575 Lepanto's Battle


Gregorio Allegri

1582 - February 7, 1652

Gregorio Allegri was an Italian priest, singer and composer.

Girolamo Frescobaldi

September 13, 1583 - March 1, 1643

Girolamo Frescobaldi, Italian musician of the Baroque period.

Francisco Correa de Araujo

1584 - 1654

Francisco Correa de Araujo was one of the most important composers and organists Andalusian of the time of transition between the Renaissance and the Baroque.

1603 Shakespeare - Hamlet


1605 Cervantes – D. Quijote


Jean Baptiste Lully

November 28, 1632 - March 22, 1687

Jean-Baptiste Lully was a French composer, instrumentalist and dancer of Italian origin.

1635 Calderón de la Barca – La vida es sueño


Gaspar Sanz

4 April 1640 - 1710

Gaspar Sanz, of real name Francisco Bartolomé Sanz Celma, was a composer, guitarist and organist of the Spanish Baroque.

Marc Antoine Charpentier

1643 - February 24, 1704

Marc-Antoine Charpentier was a French Baroque composer.

Juan Cabanilles

6 September 1644 - 29 April 1712

Juan Bautista José Cabanilles was an organist and Spanish composer of baroque music.

Arcangelo Corelli

February 17, 1653 - January 8, 1713

Arcangelo Corelli was a violinist and composer of the Italian Baroque period.

1656 Velázquez - Las Meninas


Marin Marais

May 31, 1656 - August 15, 1728

Marin Marais was a French violist and composer

Henry Purcell

September 10, 1659 - November 21, 1695

Henry Purcell was a British Baroque composer. Considered one of the best English composers of all time, he incorporated French and Italian stylistic elements into his music.

François Couperin

10 November 1668 - 11 September 1733

François Couperin French composer, organist and harpsichordist of the Baroque.

Antonio Vivaldi

March 4, 1678 - July 28, 1741

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, was a composer, violinist, impresario, teacher and Venetian Catholic priest of the baroque. Il prete rosso was nicknamed for being a priest and a redhead.

Georg Philipp Telemann

March 14, 1681 - June 25, 1767

Georg Philipp Telemann was a German Baroque composer, although his work also had characteristics of early classicism.

Jean Philippe Rameau

25 september 1683 - 12 september 1764

Jean-Philippe Rameau was a composer, harpsichordist and French musical theorist, very influential in the Baroque period.

Georg Friedrich Händel

February 23, 1685 - April 14, 1759

Georg Friedrich Händel; George Frideric Handel was a German composer.

Johan Sabastian Bach

March 21, 1685 - July 28, 1750

Johann Christian Bach was one of twenty children of the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

Domenico Scarlatti

October 26, 1685 - July 23, 1757

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer of the baroque period tuned in Spain, where almost all the sonatas for clavicembalo, reason why it is universally recognized.

Padre Soler

3 December 1729 - 20 December 1783

Antonio Soler y Ramos was a Spanish composer and harpsichordist, representative of the Spanish school of keyboard music of the 18th century