Baroque Music

The following video, from combines the elements of Baroque and Chamber music. A valuable and enjoyable celebration of past musical traditions, this performance proves that works of art from history are still relevant and necessary. Our lives lack the depth, warmth and humanity that make them worth living when we turn or backs on the past:

(Ref: Support Emily creating Classical Music & Teaching Videos. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2015, from Baroque Music is music composed during the Baroque period--from 1600 to 1750. "Baroque" comes from the Portuguese barocco, which means, "misshapen pearl," and was originally meant as a somewhat negative description of this period's music. Many people found the music of this period to be ornate and heavily ornamented. Thus, architecture from this period, also often criticized as being too ornate, is sometimes referred to as Baroque, as well.
(Ref: Baroque music. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2015, from

Baroque composers include

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Domenico Scarlatti
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Henry Purcell
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Jean-Baptiste Lully
  • Arcangelo Corelli

  • Tomaso Albinoni
  • François Couperin
  • Denis Gaultier
  • Claudio Monteverdi
  • Heinrich Schütz
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Johann Pachelbel

Chamber Music is classical music, including Baroque Music, that is composed for a small number of musicians to perform live. Originally, many classical musicians were employed by aristocrats or hired by wealthy individuals to play music for their pleasure or for special occasions. A good analogy is to consider acoustic folk bands or electric "garage bands" who dominated the 20th century American rock-and-roll music profession. During the Baroque and Classical eras, Chamber Music, one could argue, served many of the same functions. As with rock-and-roll, changes in society and advances in music and sound technology altered the prominence and role of small, live venues.
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