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Features of Baroque music

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Baroque can be found in all forms of art apart from music. Some will say that even 247 blackjack tables for example can have some kind of baroque style. According to Oxforddictionaries.com

Relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed Mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail. In architecture the period is exemplified by the palace of Versailles and by the work of Wren in England. Major composers include Vivaldi, Bach, and Handel; Caravaggio and Rubens are important baroque artists.

Famous composers of baroque music

Top 3 Baroque composers
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Born: Eisenach, Germany, 31 March 1685

His best-known work is "Mass in B Minor"

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Born: Venice, Italy, 4 March 1678

His best-known work is a series of violin concertos known as the Four Seasons

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric Handel

Born: Halle, Germany, 5 March 1685

His best-known work is "Messiah"

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