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When I Am Laid In Earth or Dido's Lament is probably one of the saddest songs of the Baroque era, written by the English...
The first-ever music for solo theorbo by Kapsberger
Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger was an Italian composer of German origin whose creative activity occupied the transition...
Zefiro Torna: famous madrigal by Monteverdi lauds the west wind that brings spring
Originating in the 14th century as a poetic form, the madrigal is a short poem of lyrical content. During the...
A spice of Italy, delivered to London by Nicola Matteis, edged out the French dance fashion from violin music
One of the first pieces of evidence of Italian invasion during the Baroque period in England is Ayrs for the Violin—the...
Indecent Ciaconne dance came from the New World and swept Europe off its feet
Chaconne or Ciaconne is a fiery dance popularized in Spain in 17th century which later gave birth to a new musical form...
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