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Baroque Music 16001750
The Baroque period in music is roughly 1600-1750. Monteverdi composed at the beginning of the
period and Handel and Bach, also Giovanni Gabrieli composed towards the end of the period.

Baroque music started in Italy, which during the Baroque period was becoming the "Cultural Capital"
of Europe-writing…

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Written for a group of solo instruments (the concertino) plus a larger ensemble (the ripieno)

The solo concerto
Written for one solo instrument plus orchestra; often has brilliant and technically difficult parts for
the soloist to play.

Key composers: (German) J.S Bach, (English) Frederic Handel, Antonio Vivaldi (Italian), (English)


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