The 17th-century classical music composers

 

Tartini or Handel? Couperin or Victoria? It is difficult for inquiring minds to tackle such abundant fields as classical music and opera, covering 10 centuries of history: there are thousands of composers. Making a selection of musicians, such as a “top 10” for example, is a difficult and subjective exercise. A musical selection is often the expression of personal preferences or artistic opinions, very interesting but also very different according to critics or musicologists, or simply influenced by the context: will an English composer not be instinctively privileged by an English critic?

For example: in France, Charles Gounod, a 19th century French composer, is more easily mentioned than the Norwegian Edvard Grieg, who is more recognized in the world.

Timeline of classical music composers, between 1600 and 1700

Whoever wants to discover classical music or opera does not always have an experienced music lover, an expert or an educator at his or her side to support and guide him or her in these fields. So : Tartini (Italian composer and violinist (1692–1770)) or Handel (German, later British Baroque composer) ? Bach (German composer and musician of the Baroque era) or Corelli (Italian violinist and composer) ? However, the knowledge available about musicians is enormous. It was processed to select the 10, 25, 50... most popular composers around the world, for those living or having lived between 1600 and 1700. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

ComposersConductorsLyrical singersPerformers2020

This timeline is interactive to navigate through the ages , or eras : medieval music, renaissance, baroque music (Bach...), classical period (Mozart...), romantic music (Beethoven...), XXth (Stravinsky), or across continents (with ).

Top 10 classical musiccomposers for the years 1600-1700

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1600-1700 era? The works of these musician have shaped the history of classical music and lyric art. There are those you probably know, or at least by name and the others.

Here are these 10 classical music composers, renowned artists from around the world:


Curious to know their most emblematic works? Just a click away to discover them.

The selections of musicians (classical music composers) proposed by soClassiQ are based exclusively on algorithms. The same applies to their works, the performers, the lyrical singers, les orchestras, the conductors and the venues : opera houses, concert halls or festivals.

What about the others? 25, 50 or more?

Summarizing to 10 musician names such a wide and diverse field may seem extreme or too simplistic for those who know classical music and lyrical art well, for those who can easily name 50 or more classical music composers. Buxtehude, Telemann, Gabrieli, Peri, Marais, Pachelbel, Vivaldi...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1600-1700, widely recognized around the world:

B

Heinrich BachThe 17th-century classical music composers
1615-1692 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Ambrosius BachThe 17th-century classical music composers
1645-1695 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Sebastian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Sebastian BachThe 17th-century classical music composers
1685-1750 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Adriano <strong>Banchieri</strong> Adriano BanchieriThe 17th-century classical music composers
1568-1634 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Bassani</strong> Giovanni Battista BassaniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1650-1716 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Orazio <strong>Benevoli</strong> Orazio BenevoliThe 17th-century classical music composers
1605-1672 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Antonio BertaliThe 17th-century classical music composers
1605-1669 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich BiberThe 17th-century classical music composers
1644-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

John <strong>Blow</strong> John BlowThe 17th-century classical music composers
1649-1708 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Georg <strong>Böhm</strong> Georg BöhmThe 17th-century classical music composers
1661-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Joseph Bodin de <strong>Boismortier</strong> Joseph Bodin de BoismortierThe 17th-century classical music composers
1689-1755 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio Maria <strong>Bononcini</strong> Antonio Maria BononciniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1677-1726 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Bononcini</strong> Giovanni Battista BononciniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1670-1747 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Riccardo BroschiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1698-1756 (Baroque)
Composer

Nicolaus <strong>Bruhns</strong> Nicolaus BruhnsThe 17th-century classical music composers
1665-1697 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Pablo BrunaThe 17th-century classical music composers
1611-1679 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

John <strong>Bull</strong> John BullThe 17th-century classical music composers
1562-1628 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Johann Heinrich ButtstettThe 17th-century classical music composers
1666-1727 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dietrich <strong>Buxtehude</strong> Dietrich BuxtehudeThe 17th-century classical music composers
1637-1707 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

William <strong>Byrd</strong> William ByrdThe 17th-century classical music composers
1543-1623 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Complete works


C

Juan Bautista CabanillesThe 17th-century classical music composers
1644-1712 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Francesca <strong>Caccini</strong> Francesca CacciniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1587-1640 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Giulio <strong>Caccini</strong> Giulio CacciniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1551-1618 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Caldara</strong> Antonio CaldaraThe 17th-century classical music composers
1670-1736 (Baroque)
Composer

Robert CambertThe 17th-century classical music composers
1628-1677 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Thomas <strong>Campion</strong> Thomas CampionThe 17th-century classical music composers
1567-1620 (Renaissance)
Composer

André <strong>Campra</strong> André CampraThe 17th-century classical music composers
1660-1744 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Manuel <strong>Cardoso</strong> Manuel CardosoThe 17th-century classical music composers
1566-1650 (Renaissance)
Composer

Cristoforo CaresanaThe 17th-century classical music composers
1640-1709 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Giacomo <strong>Carissimi</strong> Giacomo CarissimiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1605-1674 (Baroque)
Composer

Dario CastelloThe 17th-century classical music composers
1602-1631 (Baroque)
Composer

Francesco <strong>Cavalli</strong> Francesco CavalliThe 17th-century classical music composers
1602-1676 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Maurizio CazzatiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1616-1678 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Cesti</strong> Antonio CestiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1623-1669 (Baroque)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Jacques Champion de <strong>Chambonnières</strong> Jacques Champion de ChambonnièresThe 17th-century classical music composers
1602-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Marc-Antoine <strong>Charpentier</strong> Marc-Antoine CharpentierThe 17th-century classical music composers
1643-1704 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Jeremiah <strong>Clarke</strong> Jeremiah ClarkeThe 17th-century classical music composers
1674-1707 (Baroque)
Composer

Louis-Nicolas <strong>Clérambault</strong> Louis-Nicolas ClérambaultThe 17th-century classical music composers
1676-1749 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

John CooperThe 17th-century classical music composers
1570-1626 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Arcangelo <strong>Corelli</strong> Arcangelo CorelliThe 17th-century classical music composers
1653-1713 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Louis <strong>Couperin</strong> Louis CouperinThe 17th-century classical music composers
1626-1661 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François <strong>Couperin</strong> François CouperinThe 17th-century classical music composers
1668-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

William <strong>Croft</strong> William CroftThe 17th-century classical music composers
1678-1727 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Crüger</strong> Johann CrügerThe 17th-century classical music composers
1598-1662 (Baroque)
Composer


L

Élisabeth Jacquet de <strong>La Guerre</strong> Élisabeth Jacquet de La GuerreThe 17th-century classical music composers
1665-1729 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Henry <strong>Lawes</strong> Henry LawesThe 17th-century classical music composers
1595-1662 (Baroque)
Composer

William <strong>Lawes</strong> William LawesThe 17th-century classical music composers
1602-1645 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Nicolas LebègueThe 17th-century classical music composers
1631-1702 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Leonhard LechnerThe 17th-century classical music composers
1553-1606 (Renaissance)
Composer

Jean-Marie <strong>Leclair</strong> Jean-Marie LeclairThe 17th-century classical music composers
1697-1764 (Baroque)
Composer

Giovanni <strong>Legrenzi</strong> Giovanni LegrenziThe 17th-century classical music composers
1626-1690 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

<strong>Leo</strong>nardo <strong>Leo</strong> Leonardo LeoThe 17th-century classical music composers
1694-1744 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Duarte LoboThe 17th-century classical music composers
1565-1646 (Renaissance)
Composer

Pietro <strong>Locatelli</strong> Pietro LocatelliThe 17th-century classical music composers
1695-1764 (Baroque)
Composer

Matthew <strong>Locke</strong> Matthew LockeThe 17th-century classical music composers
1621-1677 (Baroque)
Composer

Nicola LogroscinoThe 17th-century classical music composers
1698-1764 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Lotti</strong> Antonio LottiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1667-1740 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Vincent <strong>Lübeck</strong> Vincent LübeckThe 17th-century classical music composers
1654-1740 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Jean-Baptiste <strong>Lully</strong> Jean-Baptiste LullyThe 17th-century classical music composers
1632-1687 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Luzzasco LuzzaschiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1545-1607 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer


M

Francesco ManfrediniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1684-1762 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin MaraisThe 17th-century classical music composers
1656-1728 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Marcello</strong> Alessandro MarcelloThe 17th-century classical music composers
1673-1747 (Baroque)
Composer

Benedetto <strong>Marcello</strong> Benedetto MarcelloThe 17th-century classical music composers
1686-1739 (Baroque)
Composer

Louis <strong>Marchand</strong> Louis MarchandThe 17th-century classical music composers
1669-1732 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Biagio MariniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1594-1663 (Baroque)
Composer

Michele MascittiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1664-1760 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Mattheson</strong> Johann MatthesonThe 17th-century classical music composers
1681-1764 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Claudio <strong>Merulo</strong> Claudio MeruloThe 17th-century classical music composers
1533-1604 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Johann Melchior MolterThe 17th-century classical music composers
1696-1765 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Philippe de <strong>Monte</strong> Philippe de MonteThe 17th-century classical music composers
1521-1603 (Renaissance)
Conductor & Composer

Claudio <strong>Monteverdi</strong> Claudio MonteverdiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1567-1643 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Thomas <strong>Morley</strong> Thomas MorleyThe 17th-century classical music composers
1557-1602 (Renaissance)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Jean-Joseph MouretThe 17th-century classical music composers
1682-1738 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Georg <strong>Muffat</strong> Georg MuffatThe 17th-century classical music composers
1653-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer


O

Turlough <strong>O'Carolan</strong> Turlough O'CarolanThe 17th-century classical music composers
1670-1738 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer


S

Monsieur de <strong>Sainte-Colombe</strong> Monsieur de Sainte-ColombeThe 17th-century classical music composers
1640-1700 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giuseppe SammartiniThe 17th-century classical music composers
1695-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Gaspar SanzThe 17th-century classical music composers
1640-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico SarroThe 17th-century classical music composers
1679-1744 (Baroque)
Composer

Pietro Filippo ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1679-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Alessandro ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1660-1725 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Domenico ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers
1685-1757 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Heinrich ScheidemannThe 17th-century classical music composers
1596-1663 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Samuel <strong>Scheidt</strong> Samuel ScheidtThe 17th-century classical music composers
1587-1654 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Hermann <strong>Schein</strong> Johann Hermann ScheinThe 17th-century classical music composers
1586-1630 (Renaissance)
Conductor & Composer

Johann <strong>Schop</strong> Johann SchopThe 17th-century classical music composers
1590-1667 (Baroque)
Composer

Heinrich <strong>Schütz</strong> Heinrich SchützThe 17th-century classical music composers
1585-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Giovanni Battista SomisThe 17th-century classical music composers
1686-1763 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Stradella</strong> Alessandro StradellaThe 17th-century classical music composers
1643-1682 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong> Barbara StrozziThe 17th-century classical music composers
1619-1677 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Jan Pieterszoon <strong>Sweelinck</strong> Jan Pieterszoon SweelinckThe 17th-century classical music composers
1562-1621 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 30 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In September 2020 some of them may celebrate a special anniversary. For others, amateurs and enthusiasts will celebrate the bicentenary of their birth or the fiftieth anniversary of their death for example. Among them, some famous composers:

on 14, Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842), 260th anniversary (Birth),
on 20, Gilles Binchois (1400-1460), 560th anniversary (Death),
on 23, Alexander Arutiunian (1920-2012), 100th anniversary (Birth),
on 28, Florent Schmitt (1870-1958), 150th anniversary (Birth),
on 30, Johan Svendsen (1840-1911), 180th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the August 2020 celebrations (40+).

Always good opportunities to discover or deepen, (re)listen, explore the vastness and diversity of classical music...

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Last update : 2020-08-01

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