music

Opera through the ages

The very first musical theater work that we could define as an opera today was Jacopo Peri’s Dafne, written in the late 1590 s. Little of Peri’s score survives so Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo of 1607 takes the crown as the Read more…

By litsak, ago
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Baroque Vocal Music

While forms in earlier eras continued to be utilized, like the motet or special dances, the interest in music as a kind of rhetoric triggered the development of genres, especially in the region of vocal music. A lot of the Read more…

By litsak, ago