Main article: French Medieval music. French music history dates back to organum in the 10th century, followed by the Notre Dame School, an organum composition style. The most important French contribution to musical innovation of the past 35 years is a form of computer-assisted composition called "spectral music". The French-Caribbean singer Shy'm enjoys a status of popstar in France since her first album in 2006, as well as her male counterpart Matt Pokora. Notable pop-rock groups include Niagara and Indochine.
What is baroque, and when was the Baroque period? Derived from the Portuguese barroco, or oddly shaped pearl, the term baroque has been widely used since the nineteenth century to describe the period in Western European art music from about 1600 to 1750. Comparing some of music history’s greatest masterpieces to a misshapen pearl might seem strange to us today, but to the nineteenth century critics who applied the term, the music of Bach and Handel’s era sounded overly ornamented and exaggerated. Many of the well known personalities from the first part of the Baroque period hail from Italy, including Monteverdi, Corelli and Vivaldi. As French humanist scholar Artus Thomas described a performance in the late sixteenth century
Bach and Baroque Music CDs featuring major baroque composers. You can also download the full accompanying text. ORYX 5012 - The Barocophile This double album offers a huge selection of all the best in Baroque Music. 79 minutes on each CD. download text. ORYX 5045 - The Bachophile A double album featuring organ, pedal-harpsichord, chamber and orchestral works, choral too. BACH 7012 - J S BACH: Four Shorter Masses & Sancti Schwabian Choral Society, Grischkat. Double-CD set. BACH 730 - ART OF THE FUGUE Thuringian Bach Ensemble. Guest conductor George Malcolm.
Some of the earliest manuscripts with polyphony are organum from 10th century French cities like Chartres and Tours. A group of musicians from the Abbey of St. Martial in Limoges are especially important, as are the 12th century Parisian composers from whence came the earliest motets. Secular music in medieval France was dominated by troubadours, jongleurs and trouveres, who were poets and musicians known for creating forms like the ballade (forme fixe) and lai. The most famous was Adam de la Halle.
French Classical Music - Great French Composers. Erik Satie - Gymnopédies. In the late Renaissance and early Baroque period, a type of popular secular vocal music called Air de cour spread throughout France. Main article: French opera.
Baroque music forms a major portion of the "classical music" canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. Composers of the Baroque era include Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Alessandro Scarlatti, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Henry Purcell, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, François Couperin, Denis Gaultier, Claudio Monteverdi, Heinrich Schütz, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jan Dismas Zelenka, and Johann Pachelbel.
Best of Baroque Music. Best Of Baroque Music (Cologne Chamber Orchestra). Besides this one incorrect track, I love this album by Helmut Muller-Bruhl and the Cologne Chamber Orchestra. I feel they really capture the authentic sound of the Baroque period by using the historical instruments. 4 people found this helpful.
|–Michel Pignolet de Montéclair||Cantata: Le Retour De La Paix|
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|–Michel Corrette||Concerto For Flute In G Major Op. 3 No. 6|
|–Jean-Marie Leclair||Sonata For String Orchestra In G Minor|
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|–Joseph Bodin de Boismortier||Concerto For Bassoon In D Major|
|H-71080||Various||Music Of The French Baroque (LP)||Nonesuch||H-71080||US||1965|
|H-1080||Various||Music Of The French Baroque (LP, Mono)||Nonesuch||H-1080||US||1965|
|H-1080||Various||Music Of The French Baroque (LP, Mono)||Nonesuch||H-1080||US||Unknown|