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Most early work was vocal. I do not know how simple instruments (by middle age standards or modern standards) evolved into huge orchestras but if I could drop a bit of wit, the other day I was telling a friend how I like harpsichord music and also mentioned Vivaldi's name. Her reply: "Well, that was his forte".Originally posted by bignaf:
...how about we throw out the names of our favorite early (pre-Bach/Vivaldi) music?
Originally posted by Ad van Bokhoven:
Good evening, all.I picked up a few pointers from above. Thanks to BigNaf for bringing up this subject. you're welcome!
Biber: would those be Rosenkranz Sonates ? yes
Can we be little more specific about Palestrina ?
Palestrina wrapped up the renaissnace period, he wrote lots of masses, in polyphonic style. Ifind his music a little dry. but it still has that monumental quality of great counterpoint. Pope Marcellus mass is famous
Anyone familair with Marc Antoine Charpentier ?
yes, he was a French composer at the time of Lully, Baroque. Lully was granted monopoly on grand opera from the knig, forcing Charpantier to write religious music, and some comic operas. Writing this message I am listening to his Te Deum and love every minute of it.
Just before logging in I listened to the Stabat Mater of Pergolesi and Bononcini, listen to those a few times and they will become "mainstream" automatically. Pergolesi is after Bach...
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