Baroque November

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)

Samuel Scheidt

Tarquinio Merula

François Couperin, engraving by Jean Jacques Flipart.


Chiara Margarita Cozzolani

Jean-Baptiste Lully (born Giovanni Battista Lulli)

Nicolaus Adam Strungk

Andreas Werckmeister


Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (or Zachau)

Johann (Johannes) Speth

Attilio Ariosti (or Frate Ottavio)

François Couperin

Pierre Dumage (du Mage)

Jean-Baptiste Loeillet

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)

Andrea Zani

Jan Zach (also called Johann Zach)



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