Orchestra Austin
Orchestra Music / October 17, 2019

Orchestra Austin

Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is Austin’s oldest performing arts group and has enhanced the quality of Austin’s cultural life for generations, providing excellence in music performance. The ASO offers a complete season of musical and educational programming. Classical concerts include a series of eight concert pairs running monthly September…

baroque opera history
Baroque Music Elements / September 27, 2019

baroque opera history

Inevitably a short history of opera is going to leave a lot out. It’s an art form that has existed for over 400 years and taken on many shapes and forms in a great many different cultures and nations. You will however, frequently hear almost every Western opera categorised to a few periods which are definitely a good place to start. Below, you ll find the core info…

Orchestra music terms
Orchestra Music / September 7, 2019

Orchestra music terms

The following brief definitions are provided to help music lovers with some of the musical terms that appear in the program notes and elsewhere on the laco.org website. They are based on materials developed by the Aspen Music Festival and School (© Jane Vial Jaffe, Graphic Design by Curt Carpenter), and are included here by LACO with their kind permission. An on-line…

portland Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra Music / August 18, 2019

portland Baroque Orchestra

Ms. Huggett put together a very skilled chamber ensemble to tackle this music: basically a string quartet (two violins, viola, and cello) with an added violone (fretted double bass), harpsichord, and lute/theorbo. The sound mix was especially pleasant (and authentic) when cellist Joanna Blendulf played her viola da gamba, a fretted pre-cello, which complemented bassist…

Baroque genres
Baroque Music Elements / July 29, 2019

Baroque genres

The most comprehensive list of classical music genres available on the Internet The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of classical music, we hope this becomes the definitive list of classical music genres on the Internet, send an email to add @ musicgenreslist dot com if you feel any classical music genres are missing and we’ll add to complete…

Baroque album
Baroque Music Elements / July 9, 2019

Baroque album

Stephan Meidell announce new solo album due for release on April 28. Techno meets baroque in cult Norwegian guitarist Stephan Meidell’s second Hubro solo album, an immersive sonic journey incorporating electronic beats, treated tape and synthesiser with a re-edited live ensemble including Hardanger fiddle, baroque violin, prepared piano, harpsichord and clarinet…

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Orchestra Music / June 19, 2019

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

View biography in full page > As he embarks on his fourth decade on the podium, Nicholas McGegan - long hailed as one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation (London Independent) and an expert in 18th-century style (The New Yorker) - is increasingly recognized for his probing and revelatory explorations of music of all periods. Through 27 years…

What instruments are used in Baroque music?
Instruments / May 30, 2019

What instruments are used in Baroque music?

The Baroque Period in music is dated from 1600-1750. The Baroque Period followed the Renaissance Period and preceded the Classical Period. There were many influential composers during this period, and there were vast changes in the form and purpose of music during this time. This site is designed will describe the instruments of the Baroque Era, the style and musical…

Baroque period instruments
Instruments / May 10, 2019

Baroque period instruments

Handel Choir of Baltimore performs baroque, classical and early-romantic music with instruments modeled on those used in original performances. An Introduction to Period Instruments The following introduction is excerpted from program notes authored by Christoph Richter, concertmaster of the Handel Choir Period Instrument Orchestra, and Melinda O Neal . Music in the…

Baroque string instrument
Instruments / April 20, 2019

Baroque string instrument

These instruments are made in the Charlie Ogle Workshop in Beijing. They are set up and adjusted by Charlie Ogle. All instruments are set up and ready to play. Padded cloth cases are included unless otherwise indicated. All instruments have hand carved spruce tops. Backs and sides are maple. Instrument Pictures Description Price (regular/deluxe) Baroque Violin with…

baroque wind instruments
Instruments / March 31, 2019

baroque wind instruments

The instruments of the late 17th century - especially the woodwind instruments - indicate a changing sound ideal. Shawms and in parts also recorders are replaced by oboes and transverse flutes, both of which allow for more nuances while playing. The precious oboe with ivory parts, made by the Parisian instrument maker Dupuis, still has the fontanelle in common with…

Baroque dates
Baroque Music Elements / March 11, 2019

Baroque dates

Get into the Christmas spirit with seasonal instrumental favourites in the gorgeous candlelit atmosphere of our region’s beautiful churches. Programme includes Corelli’s Christmas Concerto , Albinoni’s Concerto for Oboe and Strings in D minor and Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons. Royal Northern Sinfonia Thursday 1 December St Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington…

Baroque Keyboard instruments
Instruments / February 19, 2019

Baroque Keyboard instruments

The pipe organ was among the first of the keyboard instruments during the Baroque period. It produces notes by allowing air to flow through reeds called pipes, causing a somewhat tooty sound. Organs were very popular in church music, and was often viewed as an instrument of praise. Baroque composers, however, took the instrument very seriously and professional musicians…

Baroque dynamics
Baroque Music Elements / January 30, 2019

Baroque dynamics

Here s an extract from The Cambridge Music Guide which appears to credit the Baroque era with introducing more dynamic range than existed in previous renaissance music: One of the most important creations of the Baroque was the concept of contrast. Renaissance music is typified by its flowing, interweaving lines, most commonly four or five in number, each of them…

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