The 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)

 

Victoria or Lully? Reincken or Schütz? 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 1650

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 : Victoria (Spanish Catholic priest, composer, choirmaster and organist) or Lully (Italian-born French composer) ? Biber (Bohemian-Austrian composer and violinist) or Gesualdo (Italian prince, 1566–1613, known for his compositions and for killing his wife and her lover) ? 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 1650. And this objectively, and for the first time (soClassiQ exclusivity).

Composers rendered as a timeline to bring a little perspective:

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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 1600-1650

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1600-1650 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. Peri, I, Froberger, Cavalli, Charpentier, Pasquini, Gabrieli...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1600-1650, widely recognized around the world:

B

Heinrich BachThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1615-1692 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Ambrosius BachThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1645-1695 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Adriano <strong>Banchieri</strong> Adriano BanchieriThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1568-1634 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Adriana BasileThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1580-1640 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Gabriel BatailleThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1575-1630 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Dietrich BeckerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1623-1679 (Baroque)
Composer

Antonia BemboThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1643-1715 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Orazio <strong>Benevoli</strong> Orazio BenevoliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1605-1672 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Ercole BernabeiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1622-1687 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Antonio BertaliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1605-1669 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich BiberThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1644-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

John <strong>Blow</strong> John BlowThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1649-1708 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Antoine de BoëssetThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1587-1643 (Baroque)
Composer

Giovanni Maria BononciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1642-1678 (Baroque)
Composer

Pablo BrunaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1611-1679 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

John <strong>Bull</strong> John BullThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1562-1628 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista BuonamenteThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1595-1642 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dietrich <strong>Buxtehude</strong> Dietrich BuxtehudeThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1637-1707 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

William <strong>Byrd</strong> William ByrdThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1543-1623 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Complete works


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Juan Bautista CabanillesThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1644-1712 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Francesca <strong>Caccini</strong> Francesca CacciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1587-1640 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Giulio <strong>Caccini</strong> Giulio CacciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1551-1618 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Robert CambertThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1628-1677 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Thomas <strong>Campion</strong> Thomas CampionThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1567-1620 (Renaissance)
Composer

Samuel <strong>Capricornus</strong> Samuel CapricornusThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1628-1665 (Baroque)
Composer

Manuel <strong>Cardoso</strong> Manuel CardosoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1566-1650 (Renaissance)
Composer

Cristoforo CaresanaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1640-1709 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Giacomo <strong>Carissimi</strong> Giacomo CarissimiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1605-1674 (Baroque)
Composer

Bellerofonte <strong>Castaldi</strong> Bellerofonte CastaldiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1580-1649 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dario CastelloThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1602-1631 (Baroque)
Composer

Eustache Du du <strong>Caurroy</strong> Eustache Du du CaurroyThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1549-1609 (Renaissance)
Composer

Emilio de' de <strong>Cavalieri</strong> Emilio de' de CavalieriThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1550-1602 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Francesco <strong>Cavalli</strong> Francesco CavalliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1602-1676 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Maurizio CazzatiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1616-1678 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Cesti</strong> Antonio CestiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1623-1669 (Baroque)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Jacques Champion de <strong>Chambonnières</strong> Jacques Champion de ChambonnièresThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1602-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Marc-Antoine <strong>Charpentier</strong> Marc-Antoine CharpentierThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1643-1704 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Manuel Rodrigues CoelhoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1555-1635 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Pascal <strong>Collasse</strong> Pascal CollasseThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1649-1709 (Baroque)
Composer

Giovanni Paolo <strong>Colonna</strong> Giovanni Paolo ColonnaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1637-1695 (Baroque)
Composer

John CooperThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1570-1626 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Francesco <strong>Corbetta</strong> Francesco CorbettaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1615-1681 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Guillaume CosteleyThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1531-1606 (Renaissance)
Composer

Louis <strong>Couperin</strong> Louis CouperinThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1626-1661 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Pedro de CristoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1540-1618 (Renaissance)
Composer

Johann <strong>Crüger</strong> Johann CrügerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1598-1662 (Baroque)
Composer


M

Francesco ManelliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1594-1667 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Carlo MannelliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1640-1697 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Marco MarazzoliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1602-1662 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Biagio MariniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1594-1663 (Baroque)
Composer

Ascanio MayoneThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1570-1627 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Domenico MazzocchiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1592-1665 (Baroque)
Composer

Virgilio MazzocchiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1597-1646 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi MealliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1624-1685c (Baroque)
Composer

Tarquinio MerulaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1595-1665 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Claudio <strong>Merulo</strong> Claudio MeruloThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1533-1604 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Philippe de <strong>Monte</strong> Philippe de MonteThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1521-1603 (Renaissance)
Conductor & Composer

Claudio <strong>Monteverdi</strong> Claudio MonteverdiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1567-1643 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Cristóbal de <strong>Morales</strong> Cristóbal de MoralesThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1600-1655 (Baroque)
Composer

Thomas <strong>Morley</strong> Thomas MorleyThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1557-1602 (Renaissance)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Étienne MouliniéThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1599-1676 (Baroque)
Composer


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Juan Gutiérrez de PadillaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1590-1664 (Baroque)
Composer

Carlo PallavicinoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1630-1688 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Domenico PartenioThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1633-1701 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Marc'Antonio PasqualiniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1614-1691 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Bernardo <strong>Pasquini</strong> Bernardo PasquiniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1637-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Martin PeersonThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1572-1651 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Jacopo <strong>Peri</strong> Jacopo PeriThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1561-1633 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Peter PhilipsThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1561-1628 (Renaissance)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Alessandro PiccininiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1566-1638 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

David PohleThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1624-1695 (Baroque)
Composer

Jakub PolakThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1540-1605 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Juan Hidalgo de PolancoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1614-1685 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Jacob PraetoriusThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1586-1651 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Michael <strong>Praetorius</strong> Michael PraetoriusThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1571-1621 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Francesco ProvenzaleThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1624-1704 (Baroque)
Composer

Joan Pau PujolThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1570-1626 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer


R

Charles RacquetThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1597-1664 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

André RaisonThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1640-1719 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Francesco <strong>Rasi</strong> Francesco RasiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1574-1621 (Renaissance)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Thomas <strong>Ravenscroft</strong> Thomas RavenscroftThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1588-1635 (Baroque)
Composer

Johann Adam <strong>Reincken</strong> Johann Adam ReinckenThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1643-1722 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Christian RitterThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1645-1727 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François RoberdayThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1624-1680 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Rosenmüller</strong> Johann RosenmüllerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1619-1684 (Baroque)
Composer

Philip RosseterThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1568-1623 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Michelangelo <strong>Rossi</strong> Michelangelo RossiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1601-1656 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Salamone RossiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1570-1630 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Luigi RossiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1597-1653 (Baroque)
Composer

Jean RousseauThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1644-1699 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni RovettaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1596-1668 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer


S

Francesco <strong>Sacrati</strong> Francesco SacratiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1605-1650 (Baroque)
Composer

Monsieur de <strong>Sainte-Colombe</strong> Monsieur de Sainte-ColombeThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1640-1700 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Felice SancesThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1600-1679 (Baroque)
Composer

Gaspar SanzThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1640-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio SartorioThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1630-1680 (Baroque)
Composer

Heinrich ScheidemannThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1596-1663 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Samuel <strong>Scheidt</strong> Samuel ScheidtThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1587-1654 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Hermann <strong>Schein</strong> Johann Hermann ScheinThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1586-1630 (Renaissance)
Conductor & Composer

Sebastian Anton SchererThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1631-1712 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Heinrich <strong>Schmelzer</strong> Johann Heinrich SchmelzerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1620-1680 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Schop</strong> Johann SchopThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1590-1667 (Baroque)
Composer

Heinrich <strong>Schütz</strong> Heinrich SchützThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1585-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Paul SiefertThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1586-1666 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Sigmund Theophil StadenThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1607-1655 (Baroque)
Composer

Johann StadenThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1581-1634 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Johann StobäusThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1580-1646 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Bernardo StoraceThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1637-1707 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Stradella</strong> Alessandro StradellaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1643-1682 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong> Barbara StrozziThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1619-1677 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Jan Pieterszoon <strong>Sweelinck</strong> Jan Pieterszoon SweelinckThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1562-1621 (Renaissance)
Performer & Composer

Tomasz SzadekThe 17th-century classical music composers (1600-1650)
1550-1612 (Renaissance)
Composer


Some composers to be celebrated very soon

Next month, more than 40 important artists and musicians will be honoured. In November 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 8, César Franck (1822-1890), 130th anniversary (Death),
on 12, Henryk Gorecki (1933-2010), 10th anniversary (Death),
on 14, Aaron Copland (1900-1990), 120th anniversary (Birth),
on 18, Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), 160th anniversary (Birth),
on 22, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784), 310th anniversary (Birth),
...

There are others to discover. And it is not too late to focus on the October 2020 celebrations (30+).

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

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Last update : 2020-10-01

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