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baroque composers

ch 10 music

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • “Greatest” of English composers during his time, and is considered the last native English composer of international rank until the twentieth century
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • Composed sacred and secular music for all possible ensembles
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • Expert in using the English language and using dissonance
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • Composed Dido and Aeneas (1689), which uses ground bass (basso ostinato
Henry Purcell (1659-1695) • Died at the age of thirty-six, and was buried beneath the organ in Westminster Abbey
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Born in Venice to a musical family
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Known as the “red priest” because he studied to become a priest, although he did not actually become one, and because he had red hair
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Violin teacher, composer, and conductor at a music school for an orphanage in Venice
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Known as a virtuoso violinist and composer
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Bach even arranged some of his concertos
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) • Vivaldi wrote opera and church music, but is most known for his chamber music and solo concertos
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) The Four Seasons • Probably Vivaldi’s most famous composition
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