into the action. M.Tevfik dorak, baroque era covers the period between 16 beginning with Monteverdi (birth of opera) and ending with the deaths of Bach and Handel. Et in Arcadia Ego (Arcadian Shepherds) (1637) Louvre, Paris. The development of the opera, oratorio, passion, cantata, da capo aria; the creation of the ostinato forms, solo sonata, trio sonata and chamber duet; the prelude and fugue, chorale prelude and chorale fantasy all happened during Baroque era. As is evident, although most of the architecture, painting and sculpture produced during the 17th century is known as Baroque, it is by no means a monolithic style. Back to Music Contents, glossary, homePage, baroque music.
The Baroque Period of Art
But in one Protestant country, Holland, an entirely new kind of art was created. The greatest Spanish artist of the period was Diego Velzquez. But it is also very realistically rendered. The periods overlap in time and do not coincide in different countries. See also: Spanish Baroque Artists. His masterpiece was The Maids of Honor (1656). Naples, in 1600 the second largest city in Europe after Paris, was an important centre of Counter-Reformation Baroque art. In this case it is David hurling a stone from his sling at Goliath. In the early seventeenth century, the new Italian musical style swept over Europe eventually dominating virtually everywhere with the exception of, to some extent, France. In the late period, tonality was fully established. One of the most important creations of Baroque was the concept of contrast as in Baroque art (like loud and soft, solo and tutti, high and low, fast and slow).