Baroque Era

Composers and their Music

The Baroque Era resources and links on this page will help music students learn more about that time period, composers and their music.



Great Books to Read

If you are looking for some great reading material check out the titles listed below about the Baroque period (these are on the AR list for those who participate in that school program).These are available from the Dallas library:
 
Antonio Vivaldi and the Baroque Tradition by Donna Getzinger and Daniel Felsenfeld

Johann Sebastian Bach and the Art of Baroque Music by Donna Getzinger and Daniel Felsenfeld
 
For younger readers:
George Handel by Mike Venezia
Johann Sebastian Bach by Mike Venezia

Photos of Baroque Instruments
http://www.classicfm.com/instruments/beautiful-musical-instruments-baroque/

Podcasts about Baroque Composers
Composer - Bach:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=31
 
Composer - Vivaldi:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=1
 
Composer - Telemann:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=12
 
Composer - Handel:
http://www.classicsforkids.com/shows/showview.asp?ID=23

Listen to the Bach Toccata and Fugue in d minor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4JQZb83oCc (you can watch it being played)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipzR9bhei_o (you can watch a visual bar graph of the music at is it played)


Baroque Music

This book is an excellent style guide for playing music of this time period, geared to advanced players: The Rules of Musical Interpretation in the Baroque Era by Jean-Claude Veilhan.

Handel Quiz
Test your knowledge of composer Handel with this computer quiz.

Baroque Architecture: Palace of Versailles
Link to the webpage for the Palace



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