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Music in the Baroque Period

1600-1750

    The Italian Baroque: 1600-1700

    • 1567-1643: Claudio Monteverdi
      • 1607: "Orfeo," the most successful early opera, is performed.
    • 1583-1643: Girolamo Frescobaldi
    • 1659-1725: Alessandro Scarlatti
    • 1675-1741: Antonio Vivaldi
    • 1685-1757: Domenico Scarlatti

    The German Baroque: 1650-1750

    • 1564-1612: Hans Leo Hassler
    • 1571-1621: Michael Praetorius
    • 1585-1672: Heinrich Schutz
    • 1637-1707: Dietrich Buxtehude
    • 1685-1750: Johann Sebastian Bach
      • 1721: The Brandenburg Concerti
    • 1685-1759: George Friederich Händel
      • 1741: "Messiah"

    The English Baroque: 1650-1750

    • 1543-1623: William Byrd
    • 1562-1628: John Bull
    • 1659-1695: Henry Purcell

    The French Baroque: 1650-1750

    • 1632-1687: Jean Baptiste Lully
    • 1668-1733: Francois Couperin
    • 1683-1764: Jean Philippe Rameau
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