An Evening in the Baroque Period

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An Evening in the Baroque Period

<p>Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. In this lecture we

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Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: the Baroque period has given us some of the most dramatic and beautiful compositions of music history. In this lecture we explore the rich complexity of Baroque music, providing insight into the works of Bach, Handel and Vivaldi and their contemporaries, in their social and historical context. Learn what makes Baroque music sound Baroque, and what the great composers were striving to achieve.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • What makes Baroque music sound Baroque?
  • Social and historical background: Europe, 1600-1750
  • Musical genres of the Baroque period
  • Vivaldi, Bach and Handel
  • Compositional techniques of the Baroque period
  • Motivic development: what it is and how it works
  • What is a fugue?
  • Musical characteristics of the Baroque period
  • Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos
  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Pachelbel’s Canon in D
  • Vivaldi’s Four Seasons