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Composers

October 8, 1551 - December 10, 1618

Giulio Caccini was an Italian composer. He also taught, sang, and played instruments. He was very influential in starting the Baroque era of music and helped developed opera as a style.

Composers

August 21, 1561 - August 12, 1633

Jacopo Peri is considered the inventor of opera. He was an Italian composer.

Composers

May 15, 1567 - November 29, 1643

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer and singer.

Composers

September 1583 - March 1, 1643

Girolamo Frescobaldi was one of the most important keyboard players in the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Composers

1585 - November 6, 1672

Heinrich Schütz was a German composer and organist.

Composers

1586 - June 1630

Alessandro Grandi was an Italian composer who was very influential.

Piece of Repertoire

1590 - 1600

This piece is Vedró 'l mio sol by Giulio Caccini.

Composers

February 5, 1594 - March 20, 1663

Biagio Marini was an Italian composer and violinist in his time.

Piece of Repertoire

1599 - 1600

This piece is Le musiche sopra l'Euridice: Excerpts by Jacopo Peri.

Piece of Repertoire

1599 - 1600

This piece is Cruda Amarilli by Claudio Monteverdi.

Piece of Repertoire

1606 - 1607

This piece is L'Orfeo: Excerpt from Act II by Claudio Monteverdi.

Piece of Repertoire

1615 - 1637

This piece is Toccata No. 3 by Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Composers

August 6, 1619 - November 11, 1677

Barbara Strozzi was an Italian singer and composer during the Baroque period.

Composers

August 5, 1623 - October 14, 1669

Antonio Cesti was an Italian composer of the Baroque era. He also sang tenor and played organ.

Piece of Repertoire

1624 - 1625

This piece is O quam tu pulchra es by Alessandro Grandi.

Piece of Repertoire

1625 - 1626

This piece is Sonata for violin and continuo by Biagio Marini.

Composers

November 28, 1632 - March 22, 1687

Jean Baptiste Lully was a French composer who was born in Italy.

Piece of Repertoire

1634 - 1635

This piece is Ricercare after the Credo form Mass for the Madonna by Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Piece of Repertoire

1635 - 1636

This piece is O lieber Herre Gott by Heinrich Schütz.

Composers

1637 - May 9, 1707

Dieterich Buxtehude was a German composer of the Renaissance. He is best know for his keyboard work. J.S. Bach liked his music a lot.

Piece of Repertoire

1641 - 1642

This piece is L'incoronazione di Poppea: Act I, Scene 3 by Claudio Monteverdi.

Piece of Repertoire

1647 - 1648

This piece is Historia di Jephte: Excerpt by Giacomo Carissimi.

Piece of Repertoire

1649 - 1650

This piece is Saul, was verfolgst du mich by Heinrich Schütz.

Piece of Repertoire

1650 - 1660

This piece is Lagrime mie by Barbara Strozzi.

Composers

February 17, 1653 - January 8, 1713

Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violin player and he composed during the Baroque period.

Piece of Repertoire

1655 - 1656

This piece is Orontea: Excerpt from Act II by Antonio Cesti.

Composers

September 10, 1659 - November 21, 1695

Henry Purcell was an English composer and was considered one of the best.

Composers

May 2, 1660 - October 24, 1725

Alessandro Scarlatti was an Italian Baroque composer who was famous for operas and other works.

Composers

March 17, 1665 - June 27, 1729

Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre was a French composer who played keyboard as well.

Piece of Repertoire

1680 - 1690

This piece is Trio Sonata, Op. 3, No. 2 by Arcangelo Corelli.

Piece of Repertoire

1685 - 1686

This piece is Armide: Excerpts by Jean-Baptiste Lully.

Composers

February 23, 1685 - April 14, 1759

G.F. Handel was born the same year as Bach. He lived to be nine years older however. He was born in Germany but is considered an English composer. Handel was famous for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos.

Composers

March 31, 1685 - July 28, 1750

J.S. Bach was a German composer who could almost do it all. He was the master of counterpoint. He could play harpsichord, violin, and organ. His music is very influential to todays time period.

Piece of Repertoire

1686 - 1687

This piece is Suite No. 3 in A minor, from Piéces de clavecin by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.

Piece of Repertoire

1688 - 1689

This piece is Dido and Aeneas: Conclusion by Henry Purcell.

Piece of Repertoire

1690 - 1700

This piece is Praeludium in E Major, BuxWV 141 by Dieterich Buxtehude.

Piece of Repertoire

1690 - 1710

This piece is Clori vezzosa, e bella: Conclusion by Alessandro Scarlatti.

Piece of Repertoire

1690 - 1700

This piece is Los coflades de la estleya by Juan de Araujo.

Piece of Repertoire

1700 - 1701

This piece is La púrpura de la rosa: Excerpt by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco.

Piece of Repertoire

1709 - 1710

This piece is Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6 by Antonio Vivaldi.

Piece of Repertoire

1714 - 1715

This piece is Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, by J.S. Bach.

Piece of Repertoire

1715 - 1716

This piece is Chorale Prelude on Durch Adams Fall, BWV 637 by J.S. Bach.

Piece of Repertoire

1723 - 1724

This piece is Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 by J.S. Bach.

Piece of Repertoire

1723 - 1724

This piece is Giulio Cesare: Act II, Scenes 1-2 by G.F. Handel.

Piece of Repertoire

1729 - 1730

This piece is Vingt-cinquiéme ordre: Excerpts by François Couperin.

Piece of Repertoire

1732 - 1733

This piece is Hippolyte et Aricie: Conclusion of Act IV by Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Piece of Repertoire

1737 - 1738

This piece is Saul: Act II, Scene 10 by G.F. Handel.