Ella Karapetyan, The Baltic Times
TALLINN - During the second half of the 16th century European sensibilities towards art, including music, began to change. There is no universal agreement, though, when the Baroque era began, and no evidence to suggest that it occurred as a synchronic development.
Baroque music describes a style of European classical music extending from 1600 to 1750. It is said that this era in music had begun after the Renaissance, and was followed by the Classical era.
The word Baroque was borrowed from architecture to describe the elaborate music of the day. Baroque music is full of confidence and is very complicated. It is also lively, engaging and it seems to always be in motion.
In the late 18th century, a period during which the dominant style stressed elegance and simplicity, writers used the word baroque to describe earlier music (as well as painting, sculpture and architecture) that seemed to them to be distorted by a profusion of unnatural ornamentation.
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