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what did composers do?
Portray specific states of emotions, and create contrast through the use of dynamics and contrasting performing groups (concerto)
What is a concerto?
Orchestra v a small group of players or a soloist. Built on the idea of contrast
What are dynamics?
Same phrase is played louly then softly, or a sound is played by a soft instrument then a stronger instrument (Fanfare: flute, then trumpet). Known as the 'echo effect'
How were concerts funded?
Subscriptions; people signed up and paid in advance and the money went to pay for everything needed.
What is contradictory about conventions of Baroque music?
The focus on emotion along with the use of delineated structure
What are cantatas?
Short unstaged opera-like performances. Written for instruments and one or two voices. Portray a single scene or situation.
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