Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide

Listening Tips: Baroque Music

October 17, 2020

In a new series, which we'll alternate with our instrument breakdowns, we provide five tips for listening to a certain style of music. Today's episode is on Baroque music, an era that included some of the most famous and well-respected composers, including J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and others! 

Tips

1. Distinguishing between sacred and secular music (4:25)

2. Finding emotional nuance in baroque music (9:02)

3. Hearing simple forms and mapping (18:28)

4. Distinguishing between modern and historically-informed performance (23:45)

5. Noticing ornamentation and virtuosity (30:53)

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