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: Eurydice

Claudio Monteverdi

15 January 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

15 February 1571 - 15 February 1621

Was a German composer and organist.

Gregorio Allegri

17 February 1582 - 17 February 1652

Was an Italian priest, singer and composer.

Girolamo Frescobaldi

13 september 1583 - 1 march 1643

Was an Italian musician of the Baroque period.

Francisco Correa de Araujo

17 september 1584 - Approx. 6 octobre 1654

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

Jean Baptiste Lully

28 November 1632 - 22 March 1687

Was a composer, instrumentalist and French dancer of Italian origin, creator of the French opera

Gaspar Sanz

4 April 1640 - 1710

Was a composer, guitarist and organist of the Spanish Baroque.

Marc Antoine Charpentier

24 February 1643 - 24 February 1704

Was a composer of the French Baroque.

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 a violinist and composer of the Italian Baroque period.

Marin Marais

31 may 1656 - 15 august 1728

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

Henry Purcell

10 september 1659 - 21 november 1695

Was a British composer of the Baroque.

François Couperin

10 November 1668 - 11 September 1733

Was a 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 Philip Telemann

14 March 1681 - 25 June 1767

Was a German Baroque composer, although his work also had characteristics of principles of classicism.

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

Georg Friedrich Händel

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

31 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.

Padre Soler

3 December 1729 - 20 December 1783

Was a Spanish composer and harpsichordist,