medieval period 500-1000 dark ages 1000-1400 high middle ages
baroque period. Bach 1685-1750 Flathen of the Baroque period because he contributed
classical period beethoven 1770-1827 bridge from the classical to the romantic period because he experimented with classical music so much that it evolved into romantic music.
romantic period beethoven 1770-1827 bridge from the classical to the romantic period because he experimented with classical music so much that it evolved into romantic music.
20th century post romantic or modern
30 years in Germany (1618-1648)
English Civil war (1642-1649)
characteristics of the Baroque Period
Regular Rhythm, Basso Continnuo, Harmony, Texture,
in contrast free the medieval chants
a baseline with harmonies
compatibility in opinion and action
more than musical idea at a time
instead of writing out chords a numeral was placed under bass note indicating the chord
1. one player plays bass line
2.other fills in chords
Johann Sebastian Bach
well tempered clavier
2 versions (1722-1742)
6 Brandenburg Concertos (1717-1723)
Toccata and fugue d minor
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
water music suite
royal fireworks music
Antonio Vivaldi (1685-1741)
Le quattro Stigioni
the four seasons
solo song with instrumental accompaniment
Drama sung not spoken
singing in a spoken manner were the story of opera is told
composition for solo voice with insturmental accompaniment.
sung drama with secular text
sung drama with sacred text
sung drama without costumes and scenary.
subject and answer overlapping the texture
two preformences playing together.