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Use our online History of Music and Art videos to study the music, composers and musical works of the Baroque. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... at the same time!

Use our online videos to study the Music and Art of The Baroque Period. Discover the music, composers, musicians and musical works and art of the Baroque.

Relive the grandeur of the Baroque, one of Western civilization's most dynamic and fruitful artistic periods.

Learning Objectives:

  • Experience the grandeur of the Baroque, an era that witnessed the debut of the operatic aria, the development of instrumental works and landscape painting, and the portrayal of religious figures in states of heightened emotion.
  • Gain insight to the sensual and theatrical qualities of the themes, forms, and techniques that interrelate Baroque art and music, such as the artistic balance of opposing forces and the compositional interplay of light and shadow.
  • See artistic masterpieces by Bernini, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Rubens Listen to excerpts from compositions by Bach, Corelli, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi, Purcell, and Handel, including an excerpt from the "Hallelujah" chorus in Handel's Messiah.
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