Classical The Greatest Baroque Composers  

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List Rules Only Classical composers from about 1600 till the mid 1700s

Sorry for being gone so long, college sure does get busy. But I'm back and here's my newest list :D

The Baroque era was a period of Classical music that lasted from around 1600 till the mid 1700s and was characterized by composers leaving the church to be either self-employed musicians or (more famously) court musicians. And you can really hear that lavish influence from the aristocracy in some composers work (especially Handel and Lully)


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Johann Sebastian Bach


Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's ...more

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George Frideric Handel was a German-born, British Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems and organ concertos. Born in a family indifferent to music, Handel received critical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before ...more

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Antonio Vivaldi


Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric. Born in Venice, he is recognized as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe. He is known mainly for composing many instrumental concertos, ...more

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Henry Purcell


Henry Purcell, was an English composer. Although incorporating Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, Purcell's legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. He is generally considered to be one of the greatest English composers; no other native-born English composer ...more

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