Baroque January

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 January born or baptized Baroque era composers whose works I’ve come across.

EARLY

Antonio Maria Abbatini

 

MIDDLE

Johann Hermann Schein

Christoph Bernhard

Portrait of Adam Krieger by Romstet

Johann Friedrich Alberti

Adam Krieger  

Pietro Filippo Scarlatti

 

LATE

Gregor Joseph Werner

William Hayes (transition) 

Christoph Graupner

Jacques Duphly (transition) 

Johann Joachim Quantz

Joseph-Hector Fiocco (transition)

Antonio Veracini  

Giuseppe Sammartini

Johann Georg Pisendel

 

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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.

EARLY

Francesco Usper (real name Spongia or Sponga)

John Danyel (or John Daniel)

Samuel Scheidt

Tarquinio Merula

François Couperin, engraving by Jean Jacques Flipart.

MIDDLE

Chiara Margarita Cozzolani

Jean-Baptiste Lully (born Giovanni Battista Lulli)

Nicolaus Adam Strungk

Andreas Werckmeister

LATE

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)

 

Baroque October

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 September born Baroque era composers whose works I’ve come across.

EARLY

Giulio Caccini (1551–1618)

Heinrich Schütz (1585–1672)

Domenico Scarlatti -portrait by Domingo Antonio Velasco

Étienne Moulinié (1599–1676)

Hans Leo Hassler (1564–1612)

MIDDLE

Sebastian Anton Scherer (1631–1712)

LATE

František Tůma (1704–1774)

Antoine Dauvergne (1713–1797)

Johann Nicolaus Bach (1669–1753)

Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687–1750)

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)

Pierre van Maldere (1729–1768)

Domenico Zipoli (1688–1726)

Baldassare Galuppi (1706–1785)

Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)

Johan Helmich Roman (1694–1758)

Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703–1771)

Šimon Brixi (1693–1735)

Baroque September

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 yearsModern 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 September born Baroque era composers whose works I’ve come across.

Early era:

Girolamo Frescobaldi (Sept 13, 1583) was a very important composer of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.

Portrait of Henry Purcell by John Closterman

Late era:

Johann Pachelbel (Sept 1, 1653) was one of the most important composers of the Baroque era and is still widely remembered for his Canon in D because it plays in every restaurant at some point. Find an hour of his best here.

Pietro Locatelli (Sept 3, 1695) was a Baroque composer also considered a violin virtuoso.

Carl Heinrich Biber (Sept 4, 1681) was a composer in the late Baroque/Roccoco style.

Henry Purcell (Sept 10, 1659) was an English composer of Baroque music.

Giuseppe Matteo Alberti (Sept 20, 1685) was a Baroque composer and violinist.

Jean-Philippe Rameau (Sept 25, 1683) was a Baroque composer. He is well remembered for his operas.

 

Classical composers – the September edition

I have broad, perhaps somewhat eclectic taste in music. Most of the genres outside what gets airplay on popular radio I stumbled upon by accident. Our culture doesn’t really expose young people en masse to much more than current popular music. And that’s a shame. So it feels like a good idea to do my bit to mitigate our cultural musical myopia.

Below are 30 works of classical music composed by artists born in September whose works I have enjoyed – one for each day of the month.

Franjo_KrežmaFranjo Krežma (Sept 2, 1862) was a Croatian violinist and composer.

Constantijn Huygens (Sept 4, 1596) was last of the true Dutch Renaissance virtuosos and a Golden Age composer.

bruknerAnton Bruckner (Sept 4, 1824) was a composer whose works are representative of the end of Austro-German Romanticism.

Milhaud_1923Darius Milhaud (Sept 4, 1892) was a modernist composer, member of Les Six and one of the most prolific composers of the 20th century.

František Václav Míča (Sept 5, 1694) was a Czech composer.

diabelliAnton Diabelli (Sept 5, 1781) was best known as the composer of the waltz on which Ludwig van Beethoven wrote his set of thirty-three Diabelli Variations.

Sebastian Knüpfer (Sept 6, 1633) was a composer almost entirely of religious works.

Walford_Davies_001Sir Henry Walford Davies (Sept 6, 1869) was a composer, and Master of the King’s Music from 1934 until 1941. His best-known work comes from that time.

François Francœur (Sept 8, 1698) was a composer and violinist.

Antonín Leopold Dvořák (Sept 8, 1841) was a composer. Many of Dvořák’s compositions were  inspired by Slavic traditional music.

pijperWillem Pijper (Sept 8, 1894 ) was a composer considered to be among the most important Dutch composers of the first half of the 20th century.

boyce2William Boyce (baptised Sept 11 1711) was an composer and organist. known for his set of eight symphonies, his anthems and his odes.

Friedrich Kuhlau (Sept 11 1786) was a German-born Danish composer during the Classical and Romantic periods. He was a central figure of the Danish Golden Age.

Theodor_KullakTheodor Kullak (Sept 12, 1818) was a pianist, composer, and teacher.

Salvador Chinoria (Sept 12, 1898) was a composer. helped to promote new music At the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939, Bacarisse exiled himself to Paris after rejecting the militarist regime of Francisco Franco

shoenbergArnold Schoenberg (Sept 13, 1874 ) was a composer, With the rise of the Nazi Party, by 1938 Schoenberg’s works were labelled as degenerate music because he was Jewish

Johann Michael Haydn (Sept 14, 1737) was an Austrian composer of the Classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn.

KjerulfHalfdan Kjerulf (Sept 17, 1815 ) was a composer. His fame rests mainly on his partsongs and solos. His piano music is equally charming. Edvard Grieg was an enthusiastic admirer.

Jenő Hubay (Sept 15, 1858 ) was a Hungarian violinist, composer and music teacher.

Bruno Walter (Sept 15, 1876) was a pianist and composer. Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich.

bernersGerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners (Sept 18, 1883) was a British composer of classical music.

PizzettiIldebrando Pizzetti (Sept 20, 1880) was an composer of classical music.

Gustav Theodore Holst (Sept 21, 1874) was a composer, best known for his orchestral suite The Planets,

Giovanni Maria Bononcini (Sept 23, 1642) was a composer, the father of a musical dynasty.

Julius Klengel (Sept 24, 1859) was a cellist who is most famous for his etudes and solo pieces written for the instrument.

lembaArtur Lemba (Sept 24, 1885) was an composer and piano teacher, and one of the most important figures in Estonian classical music.

PichlVáclav Pichl (Sept 25, 1741) was a classical Czech composer of the 18th Century.

Wenzel Müller (Sept 26, 1767) was an Austrian composer and conductor.

Florent_Schmitt_1900Florent Schmitt (Sept 28, 1870) was a French composer.

Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (Sept 29, 1674) was a Frenchcomposer and flautist. Jacques-Martin Hotteterre was the most celebrated of a family of wind instrument makers and wind performers.