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Deriva dalla figura più complessa del sillogismo aristotelico, il "baroco";Attraverso il francese baroque, attestato in Francia nel XVII secolo nel significato di "stravagante, bizzarro";Deriva dal portoghese barroco, con riferimento ad una perla irregolare. L'uso del termine, da parte di critici e storici dell'arte, risale alla seconda metà del Settecento, riferito in un primo tempo alle arti figurative e successivamente anche alla letteratura. Inizialmente il termine ha assunto un senso negativo e solo verso la fine dell'Ottocento è iniziata una rivalutazione del barocco grazie ad un contesto culturale europeo, dall'impressionismo al simbolismo, che evidenziava agganci con l'epoca barocca.[1] Inquadramento storico[modifica | modifica sorgente] Per Barocco si intende il periodo storico che inizia dopo la lunga fine del Rinascimento italiano, anche se la definizione "barocco" è cosa di due secoli fa.

La vita nel barocco[modifica | modifica sorgente] Category:Italian composers. Domenico Scarlatti. Life and career[edit] Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples, in 1685, the same year as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel.

Domenico Scarlatti

He was the sixth of ten children of the composer and teacher Alessandro Scarlatti. Domenico's older brother Pietro Filippo was also a musician. According to Vicente Bicchi (Papal Nuncio at the time), Domenico Scarlatti arrived in Lisbon on 29 November 1719. There he taught music to the Portuguese princess Maria Magdalena Barbara.

Scarlatti befriended the castrato singer Farinelli, a fellow Neapolitan also enjoying royal patronage in Madrid. Music[edit] Only a small fraction of Scarlatti's compositions were published during his lifetime; Scarlatti himself seems to have overseen the publication in 1738 of the most famous collection, his 30 Essercizi ("Exercises"). The many sonatas which were unpublished during Scarlatti's lifetime have appeared in print irregularly in the two and a half centuries since. K. Heller. Antonio Vivaldi: The Red Priest of Venice. 1997.


Home. GOOGLASOS. Bach and Baroque Music CDs Catalogue. 100+ titles. Classical Music - Streaming Classical Music. Domenico Scarlatti: a concise biography. Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was born in Naples on October 26th, 1685.

Domenico Scarlatti: a concise biography

The high rank of his godparents is proof of the esteem in which his father, Alessandro Scarlatti, was held as maestro di cappella. Domenico's musical gifts developed with an almost prodigious rapidity. At the age of sixteen he became a musician at the chapel royal, and two years later father and son left Naples and settled in Rome, where Domenico became the pupil of the most eminent musicians in Italy. The originality of Bernardo Pasquini"s inventions and his skill in elaborating them, and Francesco Gasparini's solid science and intense vitality united to form the basis on which Domenico developed his own genius.

His association with Corelli (Gasparini being a pupil of Corelli) also contributed to the evolution of his adolescent genius and soon Domenico Scarlatti became famous in his country principally as a harpsichordist. Il Capolavoro di Francesco Borromini: San Carlo alle quattro fontane. (SCORE) Allegri - Miserere Mei -ssatb,t,ssab- VG: Sacred Music in the Seicento. Although the Roman school kept up the old a capella tradition, Italy was also the country in which the new musical style, nuove musiche, emerged.

VG: Sacred Music in the Seicento

One of the first important collection of church music at the turn of the 17th century was Viadana's Cento concerti ecclesiastici of 1602. Viadana was not the only composer to write both secular and sacred music: most opera composers of the time, such as Carissimi, Monteverdi, Cavalli, and Legrenzi, also wrote church music. Others, however, such as Francesco Durante almost exclusively composed church music. A work by Orazio Benevoli, a 53 part mass from the year 1628 reflects another tradition as a continuation and expansion of the Venetian technique and represents the Baroque principle of the grandiose.

The stylistic duality of the early 17th century found expression in the so-called prima prattica and seconda prattica. The Composers (and some others) Supplemental Materials Poetry and Prose Articles. Italian art: The Baroque Period. Italian art, works of art produced in the geographic region that now constitutes the nation of Italy.

Italian art: The Baroque Period

Italian art has engendered great public interest and involvement, resulting in the consistent production of monumental and spectacular works. In addition, Italian art has nearly always been closely allied with the intellectual and/or religious currents of its day while retaining its own remarkable past as a continual source of inspiration. For a discussion of early works in the area see Etruscan art and Roman art.

See also Italian architecture.


Tomaso Antonio Vitali- Bio, Albums, Pictures – Naxos Classical Music. Carracci. Agostino Carracci.


A Baroque Banquet. Baroque Composers – Overview, individual biographies. Arcangelo Corelli: a concise biography. The Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli exercised a wide influence on his contemporaries and on the succeeding generation of composers.

Arcangelo Corelli: a concise biography

Born in Fusignano, Italy, in 1653, a full generation before Bach or Handel, he studied in Bologna, a distinguished musical center, then established himself in Rome in the 1670s. By 1679 had entered the service of Queen Christina of Sweden, who had taken up residence in Rome in 1655, after her abdication the year before, and had established there an academy of literati that later became the Arcadian Academy. Thanks to his musical achievements and growing international reputation he found no trouble in obtaining the support of a succession of influential patrons. Cultura Barocca ricerche e volumi rari. “The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 3”- Music of TARTINI, VIVALDI, LOCATELLI, SAMMARTINI – La Serenissima/ Adrian Chandler – Avie - Audiophile Audition.

La Serenissima play these Italian violin concertos with unrestrained joy on a thoroughly enjoyable CD.

“The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 3”- Music of TARTINI, VIVALDI, LOCATELLI, SAMMARTINI – La Serenissima/ Adrian Chandler – Avie - Audiophile Audition

Published on January 30, 2009 “The Rise of the North Italian Violin Concerto: 1690-1740, vol. 3”- Music of TARTINI, VIVALDI, LOCATELLI, SAMMARTINI – La Serenissima/ Adrian Chandler – Avie AV 2154, 79:35 ***** [Distr. by Forte]: This CD features several examples of the northern Italian violin concerto as composed during the years 1690-1740. This was truly the violin’s golden age in Italy. With luthiers like Antonio Stradivari, the Guarneri family and Nicolo Amati manufacturing instruments whose perfection has never been equalled, a standard of excellence was established to which all violin makers could aspire.

The concertos by Tartini, Locatelli, Sammartini and Vivaldi on this CD exist either in printed form or are available only in manuscript. La Serenissima under director Adrian Chandler highlight the differences in these works. The sound of this CD is rich and full. . - – Mike Birman. Arcangelo Corelli. Italian composer and violinist.

Arcangelo Corelli

Corelli was the fifth child born to a prosperous family of landowners; his initial musical study was probably with the local clergy, then in nearby Lugo and Faenza, and finally in Bologna, where he went in 1666. His studies there were with Giovanni Benvenuti and Leonardo Brugnoli, the former representing the disciplined style of the Accademia filarmonica(to which Corelli was admitted in 1670), the latter a virtuoso violinist.

By 1675 (and perhaps as early as 1671) Corelli was in Rome; he may have studied composition under Matteo Simonelli, from whom he would have absorbed the styles of Roman polyphony inherited from Palestrina. A trip to France has been postulated during these years, as has a visit to Spain, but neither has been securely documented. In 1675 he is listed as one of the subordinate violinists ("Arcangelo bolognese") in Roman payment documents; by 1679 he had begun to lead Roman orchestras. BAROQUE MUSIC DEFINED. Is derived from the Italian barocco, meaning bizarre, though probably exuberant would be a better translation more accurately reflecting the sense.

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