Download this book in pdf format and you have all the essential background for the full enjoyment of baroque music... where baroque music originated, how music traveled across the European continent, how it was published and distributed, the different national influences, notes on performance and baroque instruments... and concise biographies of all the major baroque composers with copious contemporary b/w and line drawing illustrations.CONTENTS
WHAT IS BAROQUE?
THE GRAND TOUR OF EUROPE
MUSIC PUBLISHING IN EUROPE
Antonio STRADIVARI - Violin maker - Cremona
Tomaso ALBINONI - Italy
Arcangelo CORELLI - Rome
Francois COUPERIN ("the Great") - France
Johann Joseph FUX - Austria
Francesco GEMINIANI - Italy, England
George Frideric HANDEL - Germany, England
Henry PURCELL - England
Jean Philippe RAMEAU - France
Alessandro SCARLATTI (father) - Italy
Domenico SCARLATTI (son) - Italy, Spain
John STANLEY - England
Georg Philipp TELEMANN - Germany
Antonio VIVALDI – Venice
Unico Willem van WASSENAER - Holland
Jan Dismas ZELENKA - Prague, Dresden
Johann Sebastian BACH:
EISENACH - MÜHLHAUSEN
LEIPZIG 1 - Cantor and Director of Music
LEIPZIG 2 - The Collegium Musicum
LEIPZIG 3 - The Introspective Years
BAROQUE KEYBOARD INSTRUMENTS
GOTTFRIED SILBERMANN: Master organ builder
BAROQUE MUSIC PERFORMANCE:
100pp, numerous b/w and engraved illustrations.
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