Handel’s compositional style was varied and diverse. His travels throughout Europe and collaborations with other composers such as Corelli gave him plenty of material from which to draw upon.
The Christmas Concerto, concerto grosso op.6,8, represents the beginnings of the concerto form. Corelli’s concerto grossi are essentially an extension of his celebrated trio sonatas,
Hans Leo Hassler was a German composer who is regarded as the finest that Germany produced in the late 16th century.
The history of instrumental music and keyboard music in the baroque period share a similar trajectory whilst retaining distinctive differences.
Vivaldi was a bold innovator of the concerto form. With over five hundred concerti penned he undoubtedly sought many