Great Times - Baroque Music
There are two kinds of statements about Baroque. One is that Baroque is a period, not an artistic style.
There are two kinds of statements about Baroque. One is that Baroque is a period, not an artistic style. The other is that Baroque is an art form, which is called the Baroque period by the predecessors of this art style. In any case, from the 1600 to 1750, during the 150 years, a large number of works of art with distinctive styles emerged.
Baroque originated in Portuguese, originally intended as an irregular pearl, originally a term in the field of architecture, and later used in the field of art and music. In the field of art, the Baroque style is characterized by exquisite and delicate decoration and gorgeous style. The main reason for this phenomenon is that the Baroque period is the era of the aristocracy, and the magnificent court luxury is the new culture and art. The development center, and this change in the big environment has directly affected the creation of musicians. Most of the musical works written by the court musicians in the seventeenth and eighth centuries were made for the social needs of the upper class. In order to show off the power and wealth of the nobility, the court music at that time must show off the music and extraordinary grace. To create a pleasant atmosphere. Baroque music is characterized by strong rhythm, jumping, multi-melody, polyphonic music polyphony, more emphasis on the ups and downs of the song, so it depends on the change in gravity and speed. Baroque music is a foundation for later development. Representatives of the Baroque period are: Bach, Vivaldi and Handel.
Baroque music also originated in Italy, and compared with the music of the Renaissance, it is also difficult to escape the gorgeous, decorative, spectacular and other tendencies. But during the Baroque period, music and art also had many developments and innovations. Such as the birth of opera, as well as the secularization of religious music. We know that during the Renaissance, music was controlled by religion, mostly monophonic chorus and unaccompanied mass.
Since the success of the opera, not only attracted many musicians to compete for the creation of similar works, but also the purely instrumental instrumental music. The most influential is religious music. In the music content, not only the traditional Bible stories and legends, but also a lot of dramatic performances, and not only add solo in similar operas, sing, but also the band They are brought into it and become an indispensable part. The result of the secularization of this religious music not only completely decorates the traditional music types, but also creates unprecedented types of works, including oratorio, drama, and catastrophe.
Since the late 19th century, Baroque art has been positively evaluated. Many scholars have pointed out that Baroque is the main genre after the Renaissance, and analyzed its formal characteristics and historical investigation. In 1895, the Italian scholar E. Nanjo-Nin further summarized the characteristics of the 17th century civilization into Baroqueism. The academic world gradually formed the concept of the Baroque era in the 17th century. In addition to Baroque art and Baroque music, there are even Baroque literature and Baroque. The philosophical and other references have gradually deepened the study of related issues in art history and cultural history.