Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 78: The Baroque Era


Greetings, music enthusiasts! Get ready for a captivating journey through the annals of Western classical music as we embark on a four-part series, starting with the grandeur and opulence of the Baroque Period. In Episode #78 of Busy Kids Love Music, we dive headfirst into the ornate world of Baroque music, unraveling the secrets that make this era truly distinctive.

**Baroque Extravaganza:**
If you have a penchant for the extravagant and fancy, then the Baroque Period is your musical haven. Join me as we explore the richness of Baroque compositions, a style that embodies grandeur, complexity, and a touch of theatricality.

**Unveiling Baroque Maestros:**
Chances are you’ve already encountered the enchanting melodies of the Baroque era without even realizing it. In this episode, I’ll shine a spotlight on the masterful composers who crafted the musical tapestry of this period, leaving an indelible mark on classical music history.

**Decoding the Baroque Essence:**
What exactly defines a piece of music as “Baroque”? From intricate ornamentation to bold contrasts and elaborate structures, I unravel the key characteristics that make Baroque music a unique and timeless art form.

**A Musical Time Machine:**
Transport yourself back in time as we take a musical stroll through the Baroque period. Feel the pulse of the harpsichord, marvel at the virtuosity of the violin, and let the intricate interplay of voices transport you to a world of musical splendor.

**Join Me on this Musical Expedition:**
Whether you’re a seasoned classical music enthusiast or a curious newcomer, this four-part series promises to be an enlightening voyage through the different epochs of Western classical music. Don’t miss out on the Baroque extravaganza that awaits in Episode #78!

**Stay Tuned for More Musical Time Travel:**
As we unravel the secrets of the Baroque era, keep an ear out for upcoming episodes exploring the Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary periods. Each episode is a gateway to a different musical landscape, offering a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diverse world of classical music.

Tune in, turn up the volume, and let Baroque brilliance surround you in this exciting episode of Busy Kids Love Music. Let the journey through time and music begin!



Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Busy Kids Do Music History

Previous Episodes About Baroque Composers:

Episode 28: The Life of J.S. Bach

Episode 63: The Life of George Frideric Handel

Music Heard in this Episode:

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor BWV 1052 (Jean Rondeau)

Bach – Concerto in A minor BWV 1065 | Netherlands Bach Society

Pachelbel – Canon In D Major

Sonata in E Major K.380 (Scarlatti) – Pep Organ, St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 78

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes music from today’s episode as well as additional music from the Baroque Era. You can view the videos I’ve complied here.

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