As long promised, here is the 1st part of my 3-part amateur guide for amateurs to Baroque Music.
This is in no way an exhaustive history of early Baroque, but more of a personal exploration into an era of music that has long fascinated me. As a result, gaping holes abound. So, inevitably, do historical mistakes* and misinterpretations.
The pieces of music I’m playing for you here are really a mixture of personal favourites and ones that have helped me understand and contextualise the music in history.
As ever, please excuse my terrible pronunciations in Latin, Spanish, Italian, and Nahuatl!
Much love, miss you and love you all!
- I repeatedly refer to GIULIO Caccini as Giovanni. Whoops.
- Oh and another: When I mention slavery at the beginning of the episode, I’m referring to the beginnings of slavery in America, which began in 1619.