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4: Music of the Baroque Period

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    76191
  • Learning Objectives

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of historical and cultural contexts of the Baroque Period
    2. Recognize musical performing forces (voices, instruments, and ensembles), styles, composers, and genres of the Baroque
    3. Explain ways in which music and extra-musical influences interact in the music of the Baroque Period
    4. Aurally identify selected music of the Baroque, making critical judgments about its style and use

    Thumbnail: Johann Sebastian Bach (aged 61) in a portrait by Elias Gottlob Haussmann, copy or second version of his 1746 canvas. The original painting hangs in the upstairs gallery of the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) in Leipzig, Germany. (Public Domain via Wikipedia)

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