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Baroque Era Music, Art, and Architecture

Curated resources for a hyperdoc lesson about the Baroque Era.

Bach - Fugue in G minor BWV 578

This video of Bach's Fugue in G minor shows the musician and often shows his fingers on the keyboards. This is helpful because the students get to see the music being played on the keyboard. Hopefully, this will help visual learners stay focused and may even allow the students to see the different melodic lines being played over one another.

Baroque | Define Baroque at

This is a simple dictionary definition of the word "Baroque." This page may help students to understand the overall feeling of the Baroque Era in that it is ornate, beautiful, and full of drama.

The story of Baroque opera from 1600 - Classic FM

This is a website with several small "bite-sized" pieces of text about the rise of Baroque opera. Students will find the text easy to read and the associated images will give them something to relate the text with as well as give them visual references for the subjects being discussed.

Exploring the Extravagance and Drama of Baroque Art and Architecture

This website gives a broad perspective on Baroque art. The well-written clarity as well as the visual aids should give students a lot of information and a wealth of related links to explore.

Sunday Baroque Conversations : NPR

This is a list of podcasts from NPR that discuss music (specifically within the Baroque Era). This site will be great for students because they will have the option to learn from a variety of sources and choose a specific talk that may interest them.

02: The Tuning Wars — Between the Liner Notes

This is a podcast about Equal Temperament and its importance in music history. This discusses the kind of tuning we continue to use to this day, which comes straight out of the end of the Baroque Era.

Gioachino Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia (with Cecilia Bartoli & Gino Quilico)

This is an opera buffa by Gioachino Rossini. Students will be able to see and hear the drama and styles of the Baroque Era in an opera, which is one of the most important genres to emerge during the Baroque Era.


Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

Rembrandt's The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp

This is a Baroque painting by Rembrandt. Students will be able to see the dramatic color and style associated with the Baroque Era.

Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp analysis

This is a video analyzing and discussing Rembrandt's work, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp. Students will be able to study the painting, watch this video explaining some of the more important details to be noticed, and study the painting again with a fresh, educated look.

Palace of Versailles

This is supposed to be and will be a location link, but it is not working today. This is a link to the Palace of Versailles on Google Maps. Students will get a chance to see where this location is which is central to the Baroque Era as well as be able to find out more about it through links.