Campo de Fiori, Giordano Bruno di Ettore Ferrari, Rome, 2013. Photo by Marzio Bambini
This is an age in which composers delighted in unexpected and shocking dissonances, breaking the rules of counterpoint and harmony; in which Protestants and Catholics alike embraced colossal choral works, producing walls of sound that overwhelmed and seduced listeners; and in which individual soloists—singers or instrumentalists—garnered previously unknown glory.
Wendy Heller, Music in the Baroque, p. 18
- § 2: Ancients and Moderns
- § 3: Theatrical Baroque
- § 4: The Art and Craft of Instrumental Music in the Seventeenth-Century
- § 5: Music in Civic and Religious Ritual
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