From Renaissance to Baroque
In the High Renaissance, in the beautiful town of Florence, they started the
Then - after the primary design - came the
- Design of Baroque. First they studied earlier efforts and were
very intersted of the achievements of ancient Greeks.
One of the leading designers was Vincenzo Galilei. They really
worked on the matter of giving emphasis to the text, to the poem.
In this phase they also tested the new ideas when Medicis' had
a great wedding in 1580's. The designers were given lots of money for testing!
And when all seemed to work well, they continued.
After the pioneers' time started the real
- Test Implementation of Baroque. There were some brave composers
like Caccini and Peri. These two actually formed two competing
implementation teams for producing the first opera. To make the
comparison of the two implementations easier, they used the
same text about Euridice. Both claimed to have produced the first and best
opera in 1600.
And then they already had the new thing and gradually everybody
left the joys of 'old fashioned' Renaissance. The process continued to the
- Implementation of Baroque. One of the leading characters was
Monteverdi. When the road was opened, he also went there with
all his imagination and strength, and really established the
new product. There were also others, who took part to this
great new thing, for ex. Frescobaldi, just to name one more.
And about mid-18th century there was the time for a new product. No one really
knows why, but so started the
- General Use of Baroque. Every composer used the thing, some
better, some worse. They wrote for many a media, but the text - or idea of
a text - was there all the time.
- Design of Classicism. One of the leading characters was
Bach, who was looking back, but also forward. His sons already were part
of the implementaton phase. But that is another story.
Bach as one of the starters of the classisism - instead of final
characters of the baroque - is my opinion, not generally accepted fact!)
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