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Baroque Music: Classical & Water Music Suites | The Music For The Royal Fireworks (Vivaldi/Woodcock/Händel)

Periods of European art music Baroque (1600–1760)

Baroque music describes a style of European classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance and was followed by the Classical era. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", a strikingly fitting characterization of the architecture of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. Baroque music forms a major portion of the classical music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. It is associated with composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Arcangelo Corelli, Claudio Monteverdi, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Henry Purcell. The baroque period saw the development of functional tonality. During the period, composers and performers used more elaborate musical ornamentation, made changes in musical notation, and developed new instrumental playing techniques. Baroque music expanded the size, range, and complexity of instrumental performance, and also established opera as a musical genre. Many musical terms and concepts from this era are still in use today. (Wiki!)

Baroque instruments including hurdy gurdy, harpsichord, bass viol, lute, violin, and baroque guitar.

Baroque Art!

Dutch Baroque Girl with a Pearl Earring VERMEER, Johannes (b. 1632, Delft, d. 1675, Delft)

Flemish baroque Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria and the Dwarf Sir Jeffrey Hudson Anthony van Dyck (1633) 

Rubens, Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus, 1616-17, Flemish Baroque

French Baroque and Rococo Christ in the Carpenter's Shop Gerge (b. 1593, Vic-sur-Seille, d. 1652, Lunéville)

Sacrifice of Isaac by Rembrandt, 1635

Spanish Baroque Las Meninas or The Family of Philip IV VELÁZQUEZ, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y (b. 1599, Sevilla, d. 1660, Madrid)

Music described as Baroque is a broad range of styles from a wide geographic region, mostly in Europe, composed during a period of approximately 160 years. The systematic application of the term "baroque" to music of this period is a relatively recent development. It was in 1919 that Curt Sachs was the first to attempt to apply the five characteristics of Heinrich Wölfflin’s theory of the Baroque systematically to music. In English the term only acquired currency in the 1940s, in the writings of Lang and Bukofzer. Indeed, as late as 1960 there was still considerable dispute in academic circles, particularly in France and Britain, whether it was meaningful to lump together music as diverse as that of Jacopo Peri, Domenico Scarlatti and J.S. Bach with a single term; yet the term has become widely used and accepted for this broad range of music. It may be helpful to distinguish it from both the preceding (Renaissance) and following (Classical) periods of musical history.

Baroque art period is 17th century to 18th century. It took the representationalism of the Renaissance to new heights, emphasizing detail, movement, lighting, and drama in their search for beauty. Perhaps the best known Baroque painters are Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velázquez, and Caravaggio. Baroque art is often seen as part of the Counter-Reformation— the artistic element of the revival of spiritual life in the Roman Catholic Church. Additionally, the emphasis that Baroque art placed on grandeur is seen as Absolutist in nature.

Baroque Flute Concertos Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Woodcock, Blavet, Leclair.

Original Release Date: 1967
© 1967 Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg
Album tracklist:
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)
Concerto for Flute in G major
1. Spiritoso  |4:18
2. Adagio  |4:16
3. Allegro spiritoso  |6:18
Burghard Schaeffer, Flute
North German Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Mathieu Lange

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for Piccolo in C major
4. (Allegro)  |4:10
5. Largo  |3:12
6. Allegro molto  |3:11
Hanz-Martin Linde, Piccolo-Blockflöte
Kammerorchester Emil Seiler
Conductor: Wolfgang Hofmann

Robert Woodcock (17th century)
Concerto for Flute in E minor
7. Vivace  |2:04
8. Largo  |2:13
9. Allegro (quasi Presto)  |2:20
Hanz-Martin Linde, Flute

Michel Blavet (1700-1768)
Concerto for Flute in A minor
10. Allegro  |5:33
11. Gavotte I & II  |3:05
12. Allegro  |5:08
Aurele Nicolet, Flute

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
Concerto for Flute in C major op 7 #3
13. Alegro  |5:27
14. Adagio  |6:12
15. Allegro assai  |3:56
Aurele Nicolet, Flute
Festival Strings Lucerne
Conductor: Rudolf Baubgartner

Total time: 1:02:02
| File Size: 183 mb. | Pass: baroque |
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1963 (Vivaldi), 1964 (Woodcock), 1965 (Pergolesi), 1967 (Blavet, Leclair).

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Pergolesi, Concerto for Flute in G major

Vivaldi, Concerto for Piccolo in C major

Woodcock, Concerto for Flute in E minor

Blavet, Concerto for Flute in A minor

Leclair, Concerto for Flute in C major

Baroque Christmas Concertos ~ Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert

Baroque Christmas Concertos
Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert, Michael Harrison, Mark Bennett
Recorded In 1987

Original Release Date: England, 12 Dec 1987
Label: Sony Classical
Genre: Classical
© 1987 Sony Classical Records.
© 1987 Sony Music Entertainment.
Album tracklist:
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Noels sur les instruments, H 531, 534
1. Vous qui désirez sans fin  |2:13
2. A la venue de Noël  |0:58
2. Or nous dites, Marie  |2:22
4. Où s'en vont ces gais bergers?  |1:29

Johann Melchior Molter (1695-1765)
Concerto pastorale in G major
5. Larghetto Allegro e forte (Larghetto)  |4:47
6. Aria 2: Lento e sempre piano  |1:59

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537
7. Allegro  |3:12
8. Largo  |1:00
9. (Allegro)  |3:09

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750)
10. Pastorale in G major from Concerto grosso op. 5 no. 6
      Andante sostenuto  |4.11

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Concerto polonois in G major
11. Dolce  |2:00
12. Allegro  |2:05
13. Largo  |2:01
14. Allegro  |1:31

George Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
Concerto a due cori in B flat major, HWV 332
15. Ouverture  |1:42
16. Allegro ma non troppo  |2:22
17. Allegro  |2:27
18. Largo  2:14
19. A tempo ordinario  |1:36
20. Alla breve moderato  |1:53
21. Minuet  |2:42

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
Concerto grosso in G minor, op. 6 no. 9 ("Christmas Concerto")
22. Vivace Grave. Arcate, sostenuto e come sta  |1:31
23. Allegro  |2:01
24. Adagio / Allegro / Adagio  |3:19
25. Vivace  |1:00
26. Allegro  |2:05
27. Largo. Pastorale ad libitum  |4:07

Total Length: 1:02:15
| File Size: 159mb. | pass: baroquechristmas |
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Trevor Pinnock (track 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13-15, 17, 19, 20, 22-24, 27)
The English Concert (track 2, 4, 11, 12, 16, 18, 21, 25, 26)
Michael Harrison (track 7, 8)
Mark Bennett (track 9)

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Johann Molter & Antonio Vivaldi

G. Sammartini & G. P. Telemann

George Frideric Händel

Arcangelo Corelli

“Venus and Adonis 1614″ by Hendrick Goltzius

Antoine Watteau, Pilgrimage to the Island of Cythera, 1717

Nicholas Poussin, Landscape with the Funeral of Phocion, 1638, French Baroque

Rubens, Landscape with the Chateau de Steen, 1635, Flemish Baroque

Händel: Water music, Suites, The Music For The Royal Fireworks (1988)

George Frideric Händel (1685-1759)
Water Music | Suites | The Music For The Royal Fireworks

Le Grand Écurie et La Chambre Du Roy
Jean-Claude Malgoire

Original Release Date: 1988
Made in Austria.
Label: CBS Masterworks
Format: CD, Album
Genre: Classical
Style: Baroque
© CBS Records Inc.

Album tracklist:
Water Music (Complete) Suite in F major
1. Ouverture; Adagio e staccato  |5:11
2. Allegro; Andante: Allegro da capo  |7:02
3. Allegro  |2:31
4. Air  |2:47
5. Menuet  |1:49
6. Bourrée  |1:24
7. Hornpipe  |1:35
8. Andante  |2:42

Suites In G Major, G Minor & D Major
9. Allegro in D major  |1:48
10. Alla Hornpipe in D major  |2:49
11. Sarabande in G major  |2:34
12. Rigaudon in G major  |2:48
13. Lentement in G major  |1:17
14. Bourrée in D major  |1:04
15. Menuet in G minor  |2:57
16. Gigue in G major  |1:25
17. Menuet (coro) in D major  |1:46

The Music for The Royal Fireworks
18. Ouverture  |7:16
19. Bourrée  |1:46
20. La Paix: Largo alla Siciliana  |4:41
21. La Réjouissance: Allegro  |3:49
22. Menuet I; Menuet II  |3:15

Total time: 1:04:34
| File Size: 140 mb. | Pass: waterfireworks |
| DDD | Audio CD | CBR 320 Kbps/48.1 kHz/Stereo |

Composed By George Friedrich Händel
Conductor Jean-Claude Malgoire
Orchestra La Grande Écurie Et La Chambre Du Roy
Producer Georges Kadar

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George Frideric Händel: Water Music Complete

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