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Baroque period musical instruments
November 28, 2016

Baroque period musical instruments

Dramatic events in music around 1600 in Italy profoundly affected the music of Europe during the . Several groups of literati and musicians formed societies to revive the artistic principles of . They experimented with a type of drama that would use music as an adjunct to poetry. The musical result was the negation of , the reduction of melody to a position subservient…

baroque instruments
January 6, 2017

baroque instruments

A simplified answer is just this - a style in Western Music played between 1600 and 1750, the year when J.S.Bach died. His death marked the end of the baroque era. Of course, this does not explain much, but it s a start. To better understand what kind of music it was (and is), one should know what was before and what came after. Although you will read about it…

Baroque Brass instruments
May 18, 2017

Baroque Brass instruments

Instruments of the cornett family are in fact hybrids of woodwind and brass instruments, having the toneholes and fingering system of woodwind instruments but the cup mouthpiece of brasswind instruments. Their tone quality, therefore, is a unique blend of woodwind and brasswind properties, very pure and lacking in overtones; it was considered to be the instrument…

Instruments used in Baroque music
May 15, 2017

Instruments used in Baroque music

To play Baroque music, artists usually use original instruments for an authentic sound. Many of these instruments are little known to a larger audience. At the Valletta Baroque Music Festival, Euronews had a chance to take a closer look. Throughout the 19th century, the harpsichord was almost completely supplanted by the piano. But it experienced a revival in…

baroque musical instruments
June 29, 2017

baroque musical instruments

It has become fashionable over the last ten years to talk of authentic performances as if others are not, though in truth, the attempt to rediscover baroque music and its spirit has been with us since the mid-1800s. But if there is a need to rediscover it, how was it lost in the first place? There is much evidence that until Bachs death in 1750 the musical tradition…