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.
Jacopo Peri is considered the inventor of opera. He was an Italian composer.
Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer and singer.
Girolamo Frescobaldi was one of the most important keyboard players in the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Heinrich Schütz was a German composer and organist.
Alessandro Grandi was an Italian composer who was very influential.
This piece is Vedró 'l mio sol by Giulio Caccini.
Biagio Marini was an Italian composer and violinist in his time.
This piece is Le musiche sopra l'Euridice: Excerpts by Jacopo Peri.
This piece is Cruda Amarilli by Claudio Monteverdi.
This piece is L'Orfeo: Excerpt from Act II by Claudio Monteverdi.
This piece is Toccata No. 3 by Girolamo Frescobaldi.
Barbara Strozzi was an Italian singer and composer during the Baroque period.
Antonio Cesti was an Italian composer of the Baroque era. He also sang tenor and played organ.
This piece is O quam tu pulchra es by Alessandro Grandi.
This piece is Sonata for violin and continuo by Biagio Marini.
Jean Baptiste Lully was a French composer who was born in Italy.
This piece is Ricercare after the Credo form Mass for the Madonna by Girolamo Frescobaldi.
This piece is O lieber Herre Gott by Heinrich Schütz.
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.
This piece is L'incoronazione di Poppea: Act I, Scene 3 by Claudio Monteverdi.
This piece is Historia di Jephte: Excerpt by Giacomo Carissimi.
This piece is Saul, was verfolgst du mich by Heinrich Schütz.
This piece is Lagrime mie by Barbara Strozzi.
Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violin player and he composed during the Baroque period.
This piece is Orontea: Excerpt from Act II by Antonio Cesti.
Henry Purcell was an English composer and was considered one of the best.
Alessandro Scarlatti was an Italian Baroque composer who was famous for operas and other works.
Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre was a French composer who played keyboard as well.
This piece is Trio Sonata, Op. 3, No. 2 by Arcangelo Corelli.
This piece is Armide: Excerpts by Jean-Baptiste Lully.
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.
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.
This piece is Suite No. 3 in A minor, from Piéces de clavecin by Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.
This piece is Dido and Aeneas: Conclusion by Henry Purcell.
This piece is Praeludium in E Major, BuxWV 141 by Dieterich Buxtehude.
This piece is Clori vezzosa, e bella: Conclusion by Alessandro Scarlatti.
This piece is Los coflades de la estleya by Juan de Araujo.
This piece is La púrpura de la rosa: Excerpt by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco.
This piece is Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, Op. 3, No. 6 by Antonio Vivaldi.
This piece is Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543, by J.S. Bach.
This piece is Chorale Prelude on Durch Adams Fall, BWV 637 by J.S. Bach.
This piece is Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 by J.S. Bach.
This piece is Giulio Cesare: Act II, Scenes 1-2 by G.F. Handel.
This piece is Vingt-cinquiéme ordre: Excerpts by François Couperin.
This piece is Hippolyte et Aricie: Conclusion of Act IV by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
This piece is Saul: Act II, Scene 10 by G.F. Handel.