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

15th may 1567 - 29th 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

15 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


Gregorio Allegri

Approx. 1582 - 17th february 1652

Was an Italian priest, singer and composer.

Girolamo Frescobaldi

13 september 1583 - 1st March 1643

Was a musician of the baroque period.

Francisco Correa de Araujo

Approx. 17 september 1584 - Approx. 1654

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



Cervantes – D. Quijote


Jean-Baptiste Lully

28th november 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".

Calderon de la Barca - La vida es sueño


Gaspar Sanz

4 april 1640 - Approx. 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. He wrote three books of pedagogy and works for baroque guitar that form an important part of the current repertoire of classical guitar according to the best musicians on guitar techniques.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Approx. 1643 - 24 february 1704

Was a composer of the French Baroque.

Juan Cabanilles

Approx. 6 september 1644 - 29 april 1712

Was an organist and Spanish composer of baroque music.

Arcangelo Corelli

17 february 1653 - 8 january 1713

Was a violinist and composer of the Italian Baroque period.

Velazquez - Las Meninas


Marin Marais

31 may 1656 - 15 august 1728

Was a violagambista and French composer, disciple of Jean-Baptiste Lully and of Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe. In 1676 he was hired as a musician at the court of Louis XIV of France.

Henry Purcell

Approx. 1659 - 21st november 1695

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

François Couperin

10 november 1668 - 11 september 1733

He was a French composer, organist and harpsichordist of the Baroque.

Antonio Vivaldi

4 march 1678 - 28 july 1741

Was a Venetian composer, violinist, impresario, teacher and Venetian baroque priest. He was nicknamed Il prete rosso ("The Red Priest") for being a priest and a redhead. It is one of the most relevant figures in the history of music. His mastery is reflected in having cemented the genre of the concert, the most important of his time.

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 september 1683 - 12 september 1764

Was a composer, harpsichrist and French musical theorist, very influential in the Baroque period. He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of the French opera and was severely attacked by those who preferred the style of his predecessor. He died in 1764, barely a month before another great French musician, Jean-Marie Leclair, was killed.

Georg Friedrich Händel

Approx. 23 february 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.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Approx. 21 march 1685 - 28 july 1750

Was a composer, organist, harpsichordist, violinist, violist, chapelmaster and German kantor of the Baroque period.

Domenico Scarlatti

26 october 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, and follower of the musical stream introduced in Spain by the Italian Domenico Scarlatti.