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1: An Introduction | The Baroque Era was a cultural movement in Western Europe, in countries such as Italy, France, Germany, and Britan. It was mainly during the 17th Century. Baroque was all about granduer and gold, trying to be as brillantly over the top as you possibly could. This led to...
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3: Architechture | From the Christ Church to Chateau de Varsilles, the architecture of the Baroque period is flashy, and big. The more money you could blow on Gold plating and high steeples, the better. The Baroque Era was simply about how striking you could be. Therefore every architect in at the time tried to create large buliding, many devoted to Christ or Royality. | - Pantheon in Paris, by Jacques Germain Soufflot, at Paris, France, 1756 to 1797. - Paris Opera, by Charles Garnier, at Paris, France, 1857 to 1874.
4: Baroque architecture emerges first in Italy, a land favored by an enviable confluence of forces that fostered cultural renewal and reinvention for centuries. And if Florence is the ideal city of the Renaissance, then Rome is the ideal city of the Baroque
5: As Baroque architecture, and the subsidiary style defined as Rococo, drew to a close by the late 18th century, the language of architecture had grown rich and varied based on the enduring Classical tradition
6: Music | Many of the well known personalities from the first part of the baroque period hail from Italy, including Monteverdi, Corelli and Vivaldi. (By the mid eighteenth century, our focus shifts to the German composers Bach and Handel.) Many of the forms identified with baroque music originated in Italy, including the cantata, concerto, sonata, oratorio and opera.
7: Differences between nations are often audible in music from the period, not only in the way music was composed, but also in conventions of performance; particularly obvious was the contrast between Italy and France.
8: Composer's Of The Era! Italy: Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Corelli, Vivaldi, Domenico and Alessandro Scarlatti France: Couperin, Lully, Charpentier and Rameau Germany: Praetorius, Schein, Scheidt, Schutz, Telemann, Handel and Bach England: Purcell | Handel -->
10: Handel's compositions include 42 operas, 29 oratorios, more than 120 cantatas, trios and duets, numerous arias, chamber music, a large number of ecumenical pieces, odes and serenatas, and 16 organ concerti. His most famous work, the oratorio Messiah with its "Hallelujah" chorus, is among the most popular works in choral music. | HANDEL
11: During his lifetime, Vivaldi's popularity quickly made him famous in other countries, including France where musical taste was less dictated by fashion than elsewhere. | This popularity dwindled. After the Baroque period, Vivaldi's published concerti were relatively unknown, and largely ignored, even after Felix Mendelssohn rekindled interest in Bach. | Even Vivaldi's most famous work, The Four Seasons, was unknown in its original edition. | VAVALDI
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15: Baroque style featured "exaggerated lighting, intense emotions, release from restraint, and even a kind of artistic sensationalism". Baroque art did not really depict the life style of the people at that time; however, "closely tied to the Counter-Reformation, this style melodramatically reaffirmed the emotional depths of the Catholic faith and glorified both church and monarchy" of their power and influence.
17: Caravaggio | A Baroque artist! Caravaggio was a master Italian painter, father of the Baroque style, who led a tumultuous life that was cut short his by his fighting and brawling. As a child and art student, he trained in Milan under a teacher who had been taught by the great Italian painter Titian himself, and who exposed him to the great works of Leonardo de Vinci and the Lombard artists. He moved to Rome in 1592.
20: http://www.erasofelegance.com/history/baroquearts.html | Works Cited | http://www.baroque.org/baroque/whatis.htm | http://www.wikipaintings.org//en/caravaggio