Music and Society SCAP1

Music and Society SCAP1 - Chapterone:Baroqueperiod

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Chapter one: Baroque period
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Here, I am doing music and society in Jpod, there was a  question confused me a lot before I started, what is the time  order I should make for this whole course, should I start with  like Chopin, Mozart, or Beethoven to catch your attention?  Or follow the right music period to introduce Baroque music  first, based on my experience, Baroque music is a little  bored, full of religious style, and the melody also ordinary,  However, I think follow the right way can let you understand  the track of the music industry more easily, therefore I  decide to talk about Baroque music first. In this SCAP, I will analysis the Baroque music idea,  element, connection with the society and research one  significant composer.
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The word baroque derives from the ancient Portuguese  noun "barroco” which means a Pearl that is not round  and elaborate shape. Do not have any connection with  music. Hence, in informal usage, the word baroque can  simply mean that something is "elaborate",  The term baroque refers to music written during the  period extending roughly from 1600 to 1750, beginning  with the first attempts at opera in Italy, and ending with  the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose works  represent the peak of the era's style. 
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The composers of the baroque era tried to use their  music to express intense emotions. As a result,  music became much more dramatic than it had ever  been before. Further, religious music was  considered to be as a very important type of music  in the baroque era. And most of the best music of  this period was composed for church, for god, for  divinity.
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Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frederick Handel  Antonio Lucio Vivaldi  Bach is the father of music, Vivaldi with his "Four Seasons"  famous the world knows. Handel can be considered as euphony, 
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ECONOMICS 1010 taught by Professor Aandan during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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