flybyguy
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Baroque Era Classical Music

Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:11 pm

Just wondering if anyone else shares my affinity for baroque era classical music. I particularly enjoy the sound of the harpsichord in this music.

Some composers off the top of my head during this period include:

Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Albinoni, and Scarlatti just to name a few

oh and of course, who can forget Pachelbel and his delightful Canon.

I will also be wonderful if you could make one or two musical suggestions when your reply.
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:30 pm

Rondeau
Palestrina (both Renaissance and Baroque-style music)
Monteverdi

Of course as a flutist I had to play quite a few works by Bach and Telemann.


redngold

PS I was completely obsessed with the Canon in D for several years and snapped up every recording and variation I could get. The Paillard Chamber Orchestra was probably my favorite. Now those cassettes simply gather dust, and it's hard to impress me with all but the most simple (3 violins and a bass) and perfectly executed performance.
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:36 pm

You are absolutely right Flybyguy! Bach's Toccata and Fugue is my favourite! Have a listen to Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary too, one of the English composers of the time. Tchaikovsky also tops my list, although he was from a different era.
 
flybyguy
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:46 pm

Of course as a flutist I had to play quite a few works by Bach and Telemann

I think Bach's Orchestral Suites (though the flute plays a minor role in many of them) are simply sublime especially on a CD by the Boston Baroque group under the direction of Martin Pearlman.


Do you know if the Paillard Chamber Orchestra has any baroque works that are available on CD at least for Canon?

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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:25 am

Hey Flyby: I'd add Archangelo Corelli to the list. He composed some great concertos that are fairly well known and easy to get (look for the Christmas Concerto, and they should be grouped with that).

As for Telemann, a bit too plink, plunk and incidental for me. Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi are fantastic.

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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:40 am

I am more of a late classical/romantic era type of person (Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, etc) but I do agree with you that there was some great music from the baroque era.

I love Handel's Water Music and Royal Firework's Suite,
and of course, the Canon, that is one timeless piece of music!

BTW do you know that Vivaldi's Four Seasons is the most recorded piece of "classical" music?
 
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:13 am

I am a pianist with 20 years' playing experience. Among the styles I play are Baroque, classical, and various other styles up to jazz and Gershwin styles.

Among my most favourite, most moving music to play on the piano is Baroque.
I especially love Pachelbel's Canon in D. I also enjoy playing Vivaldi's Gloria in Excelsis. I have recently found very good piano arrangements on sheet music, so they have become valuable parts of my ever-expanding piano repertoire (and I have had the opportunity to perform some of the old Baroque and classical music for my friends, small gatherings, as well as solos for church services).

A future goal of mine is to make a series of recordings of my piano music, and would like to include my Baroque playing in one of them.

Does anyone else play Baroque piano? Please share your thoughts as Baroque pianists!

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flybyguy
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:56 am

SmithAir747,

Do you find Handel's Harmonious Blacksmith to be a challenge?

I find it to be one of Handel's greatest keyboard works.

Logan22L,

Indeed Corelli's Christmas Concerto is quite a beautiful piece. I believe part of it is featured in the film "Master and Commander". I enjoyed that movie a great deal.
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:04 am

I recommend (not already mentioned):

Bach Concerto for two Violins and orchestra, also the two concertos for single violin and orchestra.

For more contemplative moods:

Bach, The Well Tempered Clavier (esp. book 1, try a piano recording rather than harpishord.)

Bach, The St. Matthew Passion (could get highlights if you don't want a 3-disc set...) If you like that you might try Herrweghe's recordings of the more famous Bach Cantatas too.

Rameau wrote some great keyboard music too, alongside his famous operas (which by the way have some crazy chromatic stuff in them...)

For Early Baroque, try Monteverdi's last book of Madrigals. Very different sound...

Sure I can add more later.

Fantastic stuff.
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RT514
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RE: Baroque Era Classical Music

Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:08 pm

Count me in as another fan of Baroque music.

My favourites include Bach's Brandenberg Concerto #3, and of course,Toccata and Fugue.
I also really like Vivaldi's Concerto for Oboe in C major. The harpsichord is well written for in that one.

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