Bach

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi were composers from the Baroque era. The musicians seemed to explore their own specialties in ways that made them far-flung. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, and violist of the Baroque era. Bach is known for his highly developed polyphonic style. He is also known as a master of the fugue that none have ever surpassed. He was great when it came to the keyboard and his contrapuntal writing on the keyboard. He was very experimental, and he was an expert with his writing.
However, Bach was most known in his lifetime for his sacred music, and his strong Lutheran faith. He wrote hundreds of Cantatas and oratorios, but never wrote a true opera like Handel did.
Handel was born in Germany (1685-1759). Handel did not have a musical influence from his family, therefore he studied music in Hamburg and played the violin in an opera house before settling in England. Handle became extremely famous because of his public speaking. Handel, on the other hand, wrote music that was clearly less religious. He worked a lot in Britain, his usage of counterpoints were magnificent, but not at Bach’s level. He used many of the same structures as Bach, but he preferred stacked harmonies that avoided counterpoints more. His music is designed to speak fluently and coherent, which is accompanied by non-dominant voices (homophony) whereas with Bach all voices in a piece are treated equally, like a conversation where everyone speaks over each other.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy (1678-1741). Vivaldi was not only an expert violinist but also one of the most profuse composers of the Baroque era. Vivaldi’s style is distinct from both and exemplifies Italian homophony to a much greater extent. You never lose the melody with Vivaldi. His specialty was the concerto. It appears he wrote more than any other composer in history. Each of his musicals were written for different children in the orphanage where he was a minister at. His music is often written in stacked harmonies with a unified rhythm, paving the way for classical harmony.

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