Baroque composers


Jacopo Peri

20 August 1561 - 12 August 1633

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. He composed the first opera that is preserved

Claudio Monteverdi

15 may 1567 - 29 november 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. He is the most important figure in the transition between the music of the Renaissance and the Baroque.

Michael Praetorius

5 February 1571 - 15 February 1621

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.

Lepanto's Battle


Girolamo Frescobaldi

13 september 1583 - 1 march 1643

Italian musician of the baroque period.

Francisco Correa de Araujo

17 september 1584 - 1654

Was one of the most important Andalusian composers and organists of the period of transition between the Renaissance and the Baroque.

Shakespeare - Hamlet


Cervantes – D. Quijote


Jean Baptiste Lully

28 novembre 1632 - 22 march 1687

Was a composer, instrumentalist and French dancer of Italian origin, creator of the French opera that consisted of a complex staging that incorporated opera with French aesthetic, in addition to ballet and deep literary texts that he baptized like "Musical tragedies".

Calderón de la Barca – La vida es sueño


Gaspar Sanz

4 april 1640 - 1710

Was a composer, guitarist and organist of the Spanish Baroque. He studied music, theology and philosophy at the University of Salamanca, where he was later appointed professor of music

Marc Antoine Charpentier

Approx. 1643 - 24 february 1704

He was a non-profit and versatile composer, producing music of the highest quality in different genres. The mastery of his composition in vocal religious music was recognized by his contemporaries.

Juan Cabanilles

6 september 1644 - 29 april 1712

Was an organist and Spanish composer of baroque music.

Gregorio Allegri

17 february 1652

Was an Italian priest, singer and composer.

Arcangelo Corelli

17 february 1653 - 8 january 1713

Was a violinist and composer of the Italian Baroque period.

Velázquez - Las Meninas


Marin Marais

31 may 1656 - 15 august 1728

He was an outstanding interpreter of the viola de gamba and one of the most notable composers of the instrument. He wrote five books of pièces de viole, most suites with low continuum

Henry Purcell

Approx. 1659 - 21 novembre 1695

Was a British composer of the Baroque. Considered one of the best English composers of all time, he incorporated French and Italian stylistic elements into his music, generating an English style of Baroque music.

François Couperin

10 novembre 1668 - 11 septembre 1733

Composer, organist and French harpsichordist of the Baroque.

Antonio Vivaldi

4 March 1678 - 28 july 1741

Was a Venetian composer, violinist, impresario, teacher and Venetian baroque priest.

Georg Philipp Telemann

14 march 1681 - 25 june 1767

Was a German Baroque composer, although his work also had characteristics of principles of classicism. He is considered the most prolific composer in the history of music.

Jean Philippe Rameau

25 septembre 1683 - 12 septembre 1764

Was a composer, harpsichrist and French musical theorist, very influential in the Baroque period

Georg Friedrich Händel

5 march 1685 - 14 april 1759

Was a German composer, later nationalized English, considered one of the top figures of Baroque music and one of the most influential composers of Western and universal music

Johan Sabastian Bach

31 march 1685 - 28 july 1750

Was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violinist, violist, chapel master and German singer of the Baroque period.

Domenico Scarlatti

26 octobre 1685 - 23 july 1757

Was an Italian composer of the baroque period settled in Spain, where he composed almost all his sonatas for harpsichord, for which he is universally recognized. His style evolved into the preclassic.

Padre Soler

3 december 1729 - 20 december 1783

Was a Spanish composer and harpsichordist, representative of the Spanish school of keyboard music of the eighteenth century,