Music Appreciation Class #2. The Baroque, part 1 CD #1, tracks 5-8. Definition. 1600-1750 Extravagant, complex, or bizarre, especially in ornamentation. Definition, continued. “Spacious, dynamic, brilliant, colorful, theatrical, passionate, sensual, ecstatic, opulent, extravagant,
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The Baroque, part 1
CD #1, tracks 5-8
brilliant, colorful, theatrical, passionate, sensual, ecstatic,
versatile and virtuoso.”
More professional women were
singers & instrumentalists
Suite: each movement is A-A-B-B
Johann Pachelbel: “Canon & Gigue”
Arcangelo Corelli: “Christmas Concerto”
Vivace -- Grave
François Couperin: Premier Concert, “Prélude”
de la chambre du Roi
Antonio Vivaldi: “The Four Seasons”
"Vivaldi played a solo – so splendid! -- to which he appended a cadenza* which really frightened me, for such playing has never been nor can be: he brought his fingers up to only a straw's distance from the bridge, leaving no room for the bow-- and that on all four strings with imitations and incredible speed."
...as it looked then...
Springtime is upon us.
The birds celebrate her return with festive song,and murmuring streams are softly
caressed by the breezes.
Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar,
casting their dark mantle over heaven,
Then they die away to silence, and the birds take up their charming songs once more.