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Guide to Baroque Music

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Everything's here for the baroque lover: places to go, concerts and opera to see, reviews, interviews with top performers, features about composers and works. Enjoy!
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MadridLa cita musical navideña imprescindible con la Orquesta del Siglo XVIII en Ibermúsica

La cita musical navideña imprescindible con la Orquesta del Siglo XVIII en Ibermúsica
Handel: Messiah
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century; Daniel Reuss; Cappella Amsterdam

New York CityMartin Fröst in recital

Martin Fröst in recital
Vivaldi, Bartók, Brahms
Martin Fröst; Henrik Måwe

LondonDaniel Collins' MusicFor Concert Series 2

© Andrew Prior
Bach
Daniel Collins; Charlotte La Thrope; Chris Why; Caitlin Goreing
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Soulful Advent music from the Scottish Ensemble with Sean Shibe

Sean Shibe © Kaupo Kikkos
The Scottish Ensemble with guitarist Sean Shibe perform a thoughtful programme of ancient and modern Christmas-themed music in a candlelit St John’s Kirk.
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Vivica Genaux and Sydney's Pinchgut wow Melbourne

Vivica Genaux and Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Vivica Genaux enjoys huge success in a Melbourne concert of Baroque delights, the first venture of Sydney's Pinchgut Opera Company outside its home turf.
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A celebration of French Baroque opera-ballet at Versailles

Edward Tracz (Actéon) © Bruce Zinger
Opera Atelier presents a double bill at the Royal Opera in Versailles filled with Baroque dancing, scenery and music.
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What is baroque music?

“Baroque” is a period from approximately 1600 to 1750, sandwiched between the “Renaissance” and “Classical” periods. “Baroque” initially described irregularly shaped pearls that were used in jewelry as early as the 16th century. Rousseau and other critics of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie called the opera “baroque” because of its seemingly irregular melodies, disjunctive harmonies, and frequently changing keys and meters. Read more in Stephen Raskauskas' article.

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