Baroque (c.1600 - c.1760) An era of absolute monarchy and aristocracy. A period that begins the popularity of orchestra and opera.The word "baroque" comes from the Italian word "barocco" which means bizarre.
Baroque musec characteristics: Unity of mood Continuity of rhythm Continuous and repeated melody.
The Baroque artistic style flourished across Europe and, during this time, music expanded in its range and complexity since Baroque period was a time when composers experimented with form, musical contrasts, styles and instruments. ORGANS and HARPSICHORD are the main keyboard instruments, VIOLA is for stringed instruments.
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