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Throughout history there have been many distinct periods of time These various eras are all alike in a way because they all slowly flow into each other One of these unique times was called the Baroque period The Baroque time began during the 1600s and ended early during the early 1700s The way Baroque music was looked at was varied depending on where you looked at it from In Italy it was largely energetic and spectacular Yet if you were to travel North you would encounter the glooms of muted firelight This along with the shadowy pales of another world simply means that this music wasnt greatly appreciated in Southern Italy as it was more towards the North The people of the North were not as affectionate towards this type of music Although the more time that had passed in the 1600s the more popular the baroque music became It was greatly adored by the listeners The beauty that this type of music contained was extremely astonishing Also the drama in this type of music and theatre was what made this time stand out from the rest The actual term baroque is extracted from baroco which is a name used by medieval philosophers to identify a reasoning that writers of the 16th century found absurd and pointless On the contrary Baroque music is far from being absurd or pointless The word baroque is derived from that or from the word barrochio that is an Italian word used since the middle ages to indicate shifty or tricky procedures Wherever its beginnings the word baroque had been used since the 18th century to indicate paintings poems architecture literature and all else that is dynamic dramatic and to some eyes astonishing and incredibly even ugly This really comes to a surprise to me because Ive listened to baroque music like Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach and none of the music struck me as being ugly The first
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