The Baroque Era [Vintage]

The Baroque Era [Vintage]


Course Name: Music History for Bagpipers
Class Name: The Baroque Era
Class Instructor: Matt Griffin (MFA)
Date of Original Live Class: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 7:30pm

Description: The most famous and significant of all Baroque composers was certainly Johann Sebastian Bach, and we will spend some time discussing his major contributions to harmony, counterpoint, and composition. We will also talk about Claudio Monteverdi, who was essential in the transition from Renaissance to Baroque music. George Frederic Handel and Antonio Vivaldis major works will also be discussed.

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Matt Griffin (MFA) Matt is a musician and composer from Kitchener, Ontario, Canada now living and working in Toronto. He got his BFA from Simon Fraser University's School for the Contemporary Arts and his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to his work with Electricity is Magic, he is the Audio Curator for Chicago's LiveBox Gallery. Matt is our go-to "big picture" guy, for helping us understand where bagpipe fit into the greater world of sound and of music.