Throughout history, there have been many important periods of time. These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other. One of these unique times was called the Baroque period. The Baroque era began in the 1600 's and ended in the early 1700 's. Music in the Baroque era varied depending on where you were. In Italy, it was largely energetic and upbeat. However, if you were to travel North, you would find a completely different style. As more time passed in the 1600 's, baroque music became much more popular. It was greatly adored by the listeners. The beauty that this type of music contained was extremely astonishing.
The Baroque period was identified as the “Age of Absolutism” because it was a period where rulers practiced their full power to control subjects. Also during the Baroque time frame music became more leant about where it was played. Instead it only being played at churches and occasionally in some courts, it was being played at specific functions and operas. It was at this time that operas were established for the first time in history. Musicians at this time were employed for aristocrat’s courts, churches and operas although they were considered high positions yet still viewed as servants. Some characteristics of Baroque music focused on the unity of mood, rhythm, dynamics and melodies. As for texture it consisted of being polyphonic with an emphasis on the highest and lowest melodies. Also the importance of bass and soprano and imitation were present. Word painting and symbolism kept making an appearance too. Chords and basso continuo were key elements to this period. A basso continuo is an accompaniment made up of bass parts usually played by two instruments. It was here that baroque orchestras started to gather which contained about ten to forty musicians. Through
Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist and arranger known for his impact on the violin style and also known for his sonatas and his 12 concerti grossi in the Baroque period. He was born on February 17, 1653 and died on January 8, 1713. His father arcangelo passed away five weeks before his birth leaving is mother Santa raffini to raise him on her on along with his four older siblings’. There are no known facts on his first years of study but it is felt that his first educator was the clergyman of San Savino. Later, he went to Faenza and Lugo, where he got his first components of musical hypothesis.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous composer of the eighteenth-century classical music and the nineteenth-century romanticism style of music. Beethoven is still remembered for his spectacular pieces in modern times. Beethoven’s music led others to take the art of music as a serious topic. His symphonies and sonatas were revolutionary to the music world, because of this, many people today are not aware of his deafness. His deafness eventually caused him to make sacrifices in his music career.
Michelangelo is one of the greatest Italian artistic minds that lived in the middle ages. He was born Michelangelo diLodovico Buonarroti Simoni. He lived in the time of the Italian Renaissance. Some of the most notable works associated with the artist includes the Pieta, the ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David. Michelangelo was born to Francesca Neri and Leonardo di Buonarroti.
This was significant because it was an early indication of Galileo support for Copernicus, in writing that the earth revolved. Born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy, Galileo Galilei was a renowned astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician. His contributions and works have had a profound impact on many fields of science. He made significant discoveries with his telescope of the heavens, and his theories on
The Influence Galileo Had On The Renaissance On February 15, 1564 the first born child of Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia degli Ammannati, Galileo Galilei, is born in Pisa, Italy. He was born around the time of Shakespeare was born and the year in which Michelangelo and Calvin died. Galileo had 5 siblings in total with him of course being the first, but sadly had lost one of his sisters in 1578. He lived in Pisa with his family for some time before they moved to Florence in 1574. Galileo and his family were not so rich whatsoever, even though they had belonged to the nobility.
He burns the midnight oil to write beautiful and unique operas that no one has ever heard. On the other hand, Salieri is the court composer for Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II. He is a very jealous, selfish and religious guy who loves and admires music. His father wanted him to go into commerce but his father dies from choking. Salieri is very grateful and happy because he
Music helps people communicate how they feel when they just can't find the words to say it. It gives people a way to express who they are inside through many different forms. Music can be found throughout history. In this report I am going to discuss different musical periods in history with two artists or composers works representing that period.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian multiinstrumental artist, musician, and composer whose bizarre, yet extraordinary musical style and sound influenced not just the classical music age, but also the music you hear today. Mozart compositions would go outside of and beyond what kings and emperors were used to hearing. Like Chris McCandless, Mozart was questioned for his choices, criticized for what he did, and was isolated from the so called average people of society. Both Mozart and McCandless would do what they wanted, lived the way they wanted, and desired what they did, despite who told them so. Wolfgang Mozart was born into musical family in Salzburg Austria on January 27, 1756.
As one of the most noteworthy performers and musicians of his time, and more specifically of the era of 20th century classical music, Glenn Gould (1932 - 1982) has certainly earned his widespread recognition that has extended across decades since his passing in 1982. While his body of work is extensive, and within that body of work lies several characteristics worthy of discussion, perhaps the most noteworthy of Gould 's performances lie within his interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) 's music. Having been performed throughout his life, Gould influenced the development of classical music in Canada and changed the approach of many musicians towards the Baroque era of music. With his passion for contrapuntal craftmanship, it is clear that that Gould garnered influence from
Michelangelo was one of the most influential and significant people that lived during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, meaning 'rebirth ', was a significant time in European history that existed between the 14th and the 16th century. It was a time that led to development and change in literature, arts, architecture and philosophy. Michelangelo was very fortunate to live in this period as it brought him great success, especially in art and architecture. Not only did he learn from this new way of thinking, but as he progressed in his career, he also had and still has, a major influence on many other artists, worldwide.
Baroque music is a style of western art music. It was followed after the Renaissance music and was followed in turn by classical music. It emerged in the seventeenth century as a shorthand notation for keyboardists who were accompanying a soloist or small ensemble performing a work originally composed for a larger group. Key composers of the Baroque music are Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, Arcangelo Corelli, Alessandro Scarlatti, Jean Philippe Rameau, Johann Pachelbel, George Frideric Handle, Claudio Monteverdi Domenico Scarlatti and many others.
Development of music history from Medieval period to Baroque Period Music exists in every known cultural group of the world and it is likely to have existed among the ancient ancestral communities. Music may have started in Africa, having existed for at least 55,000 years before evolving into an essential constituent of human life. Different people have different perspectives towards music. For instance, some may take music as jazz set, an orchestral symphony, an electronic beat or even a simple thing as the chirping of birds. Music has both positive and negative effect on humans and it depends on how it is applied.