Baroque February

I have no formal education in music, just a keen interest. Anything I know about classical music I have gleaned myself over time, and I’m learning as I go.

The Baroque era was an early part of that self-lead musical 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 February born or baptized Baroque era composers whose works I’ve come across.


Biagio Marini    

Michael Praetorius  

Francesco Maria Veracini

Stefano Landi 



Giovanni Battista Vitali   

Johann Philipp Krieger 

Francesco Cavalli 



Johann Adam Birkenstock

Francesco Maria Veracini

Nicolas Chédeville 

Pietro Gnocchi 

Georg Friedrich Kauffmann 

Johann Melchior Molter 

Giacomo Facco 

Louis Marchand 

Johan Agrell 

Arcangelo Corelli 

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel