listen to one (1) composition that demonstrates the qualities of the Baroque musical style. It may be from the Websites below or from this weekâ€™s Music Folder. Identify your choice, and describe it by relating key terms from the textbook to your selection. Explain what you like or admire about the work. Compare it to a modern soundtrack or song that evokes a similar mood.
Monteverdi and Vivaldi
- Chapter 21 (pp. 695-698), Baroque music and composers
- Monteverdiâ€™s Orfeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ll_u870PG8 (lyrics with translation: http://introtomusicdeanza.wordpress.com/class-resources/examples-baroque/)
- Vivaldiâ€™s “Spring” from Vivaldi: A Man for All Seasons at http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/104868631/vivaldi-a-man-for-all-seasons andhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHPRi0ZeXE (background and lyric translation at http://www.baroquemusic.org/vivaldiseasons.html)