“Baroque Style” Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
- Identify one (1) composition by Monteverdi or Vivaldi that demonstrates the qualities of the Baroque musical style. Describe your choice by relating key terms from the textbook to the selection you hear.
- Describe one (1) painting or sculpture that exemplifies the characteristics of the Baroque style and the Science of Observation. Select one (1) work by Vermeer and one (1) by Leyster that demonstrate such characteristics and is not covered within Chapter 22. Determine the aspect of the Baroque style that you like most about your two (2) selections.
Monteverdi and Vivaldi
- Chapter 21 (pp. 695-698), Baroque music and composers
- Monteverdi’s Orfeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ll_u870PG8 (lyrics with translation: http://introtomusicdeanza.wordpress.com/class-resources/examples-baroque/)
- Vivaldi’s “Spring” from Vivaldi: A Man for All Seasons at http://www.npr.org/2011/07/18/104868631/vivaldi-a-man-for-all-seasons and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHPRi0ZeXE (background and lyric translation at http://www.baroquemusic.org/vivaldiseasons.html)
Baroque Visual Arts
- Chapter 22 (pp. 708-711), Science of Observation; Chapters 21-22, samples of paintings
- Baroque samples at http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/1600-1700-the-Baroque.html
- Vermeer and Leyster at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam at https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/explore-the-collection
- Leyster at the Worcester Art Museum, Massachusetts at http://www.worcesterart.org/Collection/European/1983.58.html and at the National Gallery of Art at http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/art-object-page.37003.html