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Johann Sebastian Bach was better known as a virtuoso organist than as a composer in his day. His sacred music, organ and choral works, and other instrumental music had an enthusiasm and seeming freedom that concealed immense rigor. Bach 's use of counterpoint was brilliant and innovative, and the immense complexities of his compositional style -- which often included religious and numerological symbols that seem to fit perfectly together in a profound puzzle of special codes -- still amaze musicians today.
Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples on October 26th, 1685.
Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti (26 October 1685 – 23 July 1757) was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.
Jean-Philippe Rameau ( French pronunciation: [ʒɑ̃filip ʁaˈmo] ; 25 September 1683 – 12 September 1764) was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the Baroque era. [ 1 ] He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer for the harpsichord of his time, alongside François Couperin . [ 2 ] Little is known about Rameau's early years, and it was not until the 1720s that he won fame as a major theorist of music with his Treatise on Harmony (1722). He was almost 50 before he embarked on the operatic career on which his reputation chiefly rests.
François Couperin, (1668-1733). Anonymous artist, Collection of the Château de Versailles. François Couperin ( French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa kupʁɛ̃] ) (10 November 1668 – 11 September 1733) was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist.