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An Introduction to the Baroque Era

Lecture no. 7 from the course: How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition

An Introduction to the Baroque Era

Taught by Professor Robert Greenberg | 45 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses

This lecture introduces the brilliant and exuberant Baroque era. We differentiate between the measured elegance of Renaissance music and the extravagant emotionalism of Baroque music. Special attention is paid to the scientific and investigative spirit of the Baroque and its impact on the arts of the era. The Baroque artistic duality of emotional extravagance and intellectual control is examined as a manifestation of the scientific and philosophical currents of the time. The lecture concludes with a musical example the genre of French overture.

48 Lectures

1
Image of Music as a Mirror
Music as a Mirror
0 of 46 min
2
Image of  Sources—The Ancient World and the Early Church
Sources—The Ancient World and the Early Church
0 of 45 min
3
Image of  The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
0 of 44 min
4
Image of  Introduction to the Renaissance
Introduction to the Renaissance
0 of 46 min
5
Image of  The Renaissance Mass
The Renaissance Mass
0 of 45 min
6
Image of The Madrigal
The Madrigal
0 of 44 min
7
Image of An Introduction to the Baroque Era
An Introduction to the Baroque Era
0 of 45 min
8
Image of Style Features of Baroque-era Music
Style Features of Baroque-era Music
0 of 48 min
9
Image of National Styles—Italy and Germany
National Styles—Italy and Germany
0 of 45 min
10
Image of  Fugue
Fugue
0 of 46 min
11
Image of  Baroque Opera, Part 1
Baroque Opera, Part 1
0 of 45 min
12
Image of  Baroque Opera, Part 2
Baroque Opera, Part 2
0 of 47 min
13
Image of The Oratorio
The Oratorio
0 of 44 min
14
Image of The Lutheran Church Cantata
The Lutheran Church Cantata
0 of 46 min
15
Image of Passacaglia
Passacaglia
0 of 45 min
16
Image of Ritornello Form and the Baroque Concerto
Ritornello Form and the Baroque Concerto
0 of 46 min
17
Image of  The Enlightenment and an Introduction to the Classical Era
The Enlightenment and an Introduction to the Classical Era
0 of 45 min
18
Image of  The Viennese Classical Style, Homophony, and the Cadence
The Viennese Classical Style, Homophony, and the Cadence
0 of 45 min
19
Image of  Classical-era Form—Theme and Variations
Classical-era Form—Theme and Variations
0 of 47 min
20
Image of  Classical-era Form—Minuet and Trio: Baroque Antecedents
Classical-era Form—Minuet and Trio: Baroque Antecedents
0 of 43 min
21
Image of  Classical-era Form—Minuet and Trio Form
Classical-era Form—Minuet and Trio Form
0 of 46 min
22
Image of  Classical-era Form—Rondo Form
Classical-era Form—Rondo Form
0 of 48 min
23
Image of  Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 1
Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 1
0 of 43 min
24
Image of  Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 2
Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 2
0 of 46 min
25
Image of  Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 3
Classical-era Form—Sonata Form, Part 3
0 of 45 min
26
Image of The Symphony—Music for Every Person
The Symphony—Music for Every Person
0 of 43 min
27
Image of The Solo Concerto
The Solo Concerto
0 of 43 min
28
Image of Classical-era Opera—The Rise of Opera Buffa
Classical-era Opera—The Rise of Opera Buffa
0 of 44 min
29
Image of  Classical-era Opera, Part 2—Mozart and the Operatic Ensemble
Classical-era Opera, Part 2—Mozart and the Operatic Ensemble
0 of 44 min
30
Image of  The French Revolution and an Introduction to Beethoven
The French Revolution and an Introduction to Beethoven
0 of 44 min
31
Image of Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 in C Minor, op. 67, Part 1
Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 in C Minor, op. 67, Part 1
0 of 45 min
32
Image of Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 in C Minor, op. 67, Part 2
Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 in C Minor, op. 67, Part 2
0 of 46 min
33
Image of  Introduction to Romanticism
Introduction to Romanticism
0 of 44 min
34
Image of Formal Challenges and Solutions in Early Romantic Music
Formal Challenges and Solutions in Early Romantic Music
0 of 46 min
35
Image of The Program Symphony—Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Part 1
The Program Symphony—Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Part 1
0 of 44 min
36
Image of The Program Symphony—Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Part 2
The Program Symphony—Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, Part 2
0 of 48 min
37
Image of 19th-Century Italian Opera—Bel Canto Opera
19th-Century Italian Opera—Bel Canto Opera
0 of 46 min
38
Image of 19th-Century Italian Opera—Giuseppe Verdi
19th-Century Italian Opera—Giuseppe Verdi
0 of 47 min
39
Image of 19th-Century German Opera—Nationalism and Experimentation
19th-Century German Opera—Nationalism and Experimentation
0 of 46 min
40
Image of 19th-Century German Opera—Richard Wagner
19th-Century German Opera—Richard Wagner
0 of 45 min
41
Image of  The Concert Overture, Part 1
The Concert Overture, Part 1
0 of 44 min
42
Image of  The Concert Overture, Part 2
The Concert Overture, Part 2
0 of 46 min
43
Image of  Romantic-era Musical Nationalism
Romantic-era Musical Nationalism
0 of 45 min
44
Image of  Russian Nationalism
Russian Nationalism
0 of 46 min
45
Image of An Introduction to Early 20th-Century Modernism
An Introduction to Early 20th-Century Modernism
0 of 44 min
46
Image of  Early 20th-Century Modernism—Claude Debussy
Early 20th-Century Modernism—Claude Debussy
0 of 45 min
47
Image of Early 20th-Century Modernism—Igor Stravinsky
Early 20th-Century Modernism—Igor Stravinsky
0 of 44 min
48
Image of Early 20th-Century Modernism—Arnold Schönberg
Early 20th-Century Modernism—Arnold Schönberg
0 of 45 min

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