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[Portuguese, rough or imperfect pearl]

The music of the period c. 1600 - 1750 C.E., directly following the Renaissance and preceding the Classical era. This style is characterized by a lot of ornamentation, thus the name; it is also distinguishable by its use of basso continuo and application of the doctrine of the affections. The main composers of this era include Giovanni GabrieliClaudio MonteverdiAntonio VivaldiDominico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian Bach, and George Frederick Handel.


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