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Which two instruments would most likely have played the basso continuo in the Baroque era?
Cello and harpsichord.
The acceptance of Barbara Strozzi in intellectual and musical circles was typical for women in the Baroque era.
Why is Messiah so popular in England and America today?
It is sung in English.
The first part is appropriate for the Christmas season.
It combines vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra.
The Alla hornpipe movement from Water Music is characterized by:
instrumental groups exchanging motivic ideas.
In the slow movement of Spring, from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi evokes a dog barking through:
an ostinato rhythm.
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