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11 May 2021, 12:10 am

Lately I have been getting into baroque music a lot. I think it's great music and I've found a pretty good amount of it just in the past month of researching it, but I'm craving more. Feel free to give your own recommendations. Here's my favorite baroque composers so far-

(goes without saying) JS Bach-

a ridiculously complex 6 part fugue

Dietrich Buxtehude-

organ virtuouso who had massive influence on JS Bach

Johann Pachelbel-

Another organ virtuoso who influenced Bach (can you tell I like organ stuff haha)

Arcangelo Corelli-

Classic Italian baroque violin sound, very nice. I like Vivaldi but Corelli to me is personally better.

Sylvius Leapold Weiss-

Prolific lute player, one of Bach's friends and contemporaries

Giuseppe Tartini-

his "devils trill" sonata is an early instance of "shredding" on an instrument

H.I.P. Biber-

Another amazing violin player, made the "mystery sonatas" which are great displays of technical skill

Gaspar Sanz-

Very talented Spanish guitar composer


Hopefully this list shatters the notion that all baroque music sounds the same. It all comes down to the composer and country and instrument. I'd love for any of you to give your own suggestions.



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11 May 2021, 1:48 am

:D








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11 May 2021, 9:24 am

A Vivaldi concerto without orchestra. This blew me away first time I heard it.



For flute, oboe, bassoon, violin and continuo.


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11 May 2021, 11:08 am

A couple more guitarists from the baroque era-

Francesco Corbetta-


Santiago De Murcia-



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14 May 2021, 7:39 pm

"Pur ti miro, Pur ti godo" from Monteverdi's "L'Incoronazione di Poppea" - a beautiful duet for two thoroughly unpleasant characters.


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15 May 2021, 10:22 am

Jubilet tota civitas: solo 'in Dialogo'; Monteverdi (from "Selva Morale e Spirituale", no. 35, published 1641)

Dame Emma Kirkby - utterly perfect and as beautiful as ever. :heart:
This is an excellent recording, technically, and only a little is lost through being on YouTube - try it on headphones.
The image location is remarkable - it's possible to sense her head movements as she sings.

From this CD of the 1610 Vespers, definitely worth adding to a collection.


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16 May 2021, 2:10 pm

This JS Bach movement in particular impressed me-

it makes a good case for the harpsichord as a soloist instrument

Also I forgot about Scarlatti, whose 500+ harpsichord sonatas were practically metal-


while I'm on the topic of harpsichords I should also include two innovative french composers- Ramaeu and Francois Couperin-





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16 May 2021, 4:06 pm

^I have that Rameau collection! Piet-Jan Belder is superb.

From an orchestral suite by Telemann, who I think is massively underated.


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16 May 2021, 6:15 pm

PhosphorusDecree wrote:
^I have that Rameau collection! Piet-Jan Belder is superb.

From an orchestral suite by Telemann, who I think is massively underated.



I know of Telemann but I havent began listening to him because of the sheer amount of music he made. I've been so occupied with all the composers I've listed here too. Which pieces or sets of pieces from Telemann are his best?

Also, if you like the french harpsichord style like Ramaeu you may also like the french lute style that it look a lot of influence from. The best composer in this is Gaultier-



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17 May 2021, 8:11 am

I like that Gaultier piece!

^Not really sure what Telemann's greatest hits are... massive, mostly neglected output is the general idea. I've heard lots of odd bits and pieces of his instrumental music, and always liked it. His "Taflmusik" suites seem to be fairly well known. There's a set of 12 fantasias for unaccompanied flute which are standards of the flute / recorder repertoire. I also have the sheet music for a set of three dozen keyboard fantasias, which I must have got hundreds of hours of entertainment out of by now. He wrote several dozen cantatas and Passions, but I've not really looked into those yet.


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24 May 2021, 1:26 am



Absolutely astounding...



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20 Jun 2021, 1:43 pm

Here's some more Telemann. An amazing double concerto for flute and recorder I just stumbled on. Colourful and orginal stuff.


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