I have no formal education in music, just a keen interest. Anything I know about classical music I have gleaned myself over time.
The Baroque era was an early part of that self-lead discovery. Many works of classical music that I encountered early in my adulthood came out of the Late Baroque period.
The Baroque was both a long and significant era in western music.
It’s broken into three parts, conveniently named early (1550–99), middle (1600–49), and late (1650–99), with 50 transitional years on either end to stretch the entire era to 250 years. Modern composition styles that many would most easily identify as classical music, like the concerto, sonata, and symphony, originate in this period. Given the length and influence, I feel like the Baroque deserves it’s own blog series, separate from other classical music.
Below are some November born or baptized Baroque era composers whose works I’ve come across.
Francesco Usper (real name Spongia or Sponga)
John Danyel (or John Daniel)
- Songs by Danyel from A Garden of Eloquence
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani
Jean-Baptiste Lully (born Giovanni Battista Lulli)
Nicolaus Adam Strungk
Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (or Zachau)
Johann (Johannes) Speth
Attilio Ariosti (or Frate Ottavio)
Pierre Dumage (du Mage)
Jean Baptiste Senaillé
Jan Josef Ignác Brentner (surname also spelled Brenntner, Brendner, Brendtner, or Prentner)
François Colin de Blamont
Charles Theodore Pachelbel (baptized Carl Theodorus, also spelled Karl Theodor)
Jan Zach (also called Johann Zach)