The 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)

 

Geminiani or Couperin? Cavalli 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 1650 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 : Geminiani (Italian composer and violinist) or Couperin (French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist) ? Scarlatti (Italian composer) or Rameau (French Baroque composer and music theorist) ? 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 1650 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 1650-1700

Who are these greatest composers, the most famous over the 1650-1700 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. Handel, Froberger, Bach, Quantz, Corelli, Telemann, Marais...

At this time, soClassiQ has listed more than 18000 composers. So here is a selection of some composers for the years 1650-1700, widely recognized around the world:

B

Heinrich BachThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1615-1692 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Ambrosius BachThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1645-1695 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Sebastian <strong>Bach</strong> Johann Sebastian BachThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1685-1750 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Ernst Gottlieb <strong>Baron</strong> Ernst Gottlieb BaronThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1696-1760 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Bassani</strong> Giovanni Battista BassaniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1650-1716 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dietrich BeckerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1623-1679 (Baroque)
Composer

Antonia BemboThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1643-1715 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Orazio <strong>Benevoli</strong> Orazio BenevoliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1605-1672 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Ercole BernabeiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1622-1687 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Nicolas BernierThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1664-1734 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio BertaliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1605-1669 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Martin BerteauThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1691-1771 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Heinrich <strong>Biber</strong> Heinrich BiberThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1644-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio BioniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1698-1739 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

John <strong>Blow</strong> John BlowThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1649-1708 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Georg <strong>Böhm</strong> Georg BöhmThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1661-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Joseph Bodin de <strong>Boismortier</strong> Joseph Bodin de BoismortierThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1689-1755 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio Maria <strong>Bononcini</strong> Antonio Maria BononciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1677-1726 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista <strong>Bononcini</strong> Giovanni Battista BononciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1670-1747 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Riccardo BroschiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1698-1756 (Baroque)
Composer

Nicolaus <strong>Bruhns</strong> Nicolaus BruhnsThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1665-1697 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Pablo BrunaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1611-1679 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Pierre-Gabriel <strong>Buffardin</strong> Pierre-Gabriel BuffardinThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1689-1768 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Heinrich ButtstettThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1666-1727 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Dietrich <strong>Buxtehude</strong> Dietrich BuxtehudeThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1637-1707 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer


C

Juan Bautista CabanillesThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1644-1712 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Caldara</strong> Antonio CaldaraThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1670-1736 (Baroque)
Composer

Robert CambertThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1628-1677 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

André <strong>Campra</strong> André CampraThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1660-1744 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Manuel <strong>Cardoso</strong> Manuel CardosoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1566-1650 (Renaissance)
Composer

Cristoforo CaresanaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1640-1709 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Giacomo <strong>Carissimi</strong> Giacomo CarissimiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1605-1674 (Baroque)
Composer

Francesco <strong>Cavalli</strong> Francesco CavalliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1602-1676 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Maurizio CazzatiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1616-1678 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antonio <strong>Cesti</strong> Antonio CestiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1623-1669 (Baroque)
Conductor, Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Jacques Champion de <strong>Chambonnières</strong> Jacques Champion de ChambonnièresThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1602-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Marc-Antoine <strong>Charpentier</strong> Marc-Antoine CharpentierThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1643-1704 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Jeremiah <strong>Clarke</strong> Jeremiah ClarkeThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1674-1707 (Baroque)
Composer

Louis-Nicolas <strong>Clérambault</strong> Louis-Nicolas ClérambaultThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1676-1749 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Pascal <strong>Collasse</strong> Pascal CollasseThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1649-1709 (Baroque)
Composer

Francesco Bartolomeo <strong>Conti</strong> Francesco Bartolomeo ContiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1681-1732 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Francesco <strong>Corbetta</strong> Francesco CorbettaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1615-1681 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Arcangelo <strong>Corelli</strong> Arcangelo CorelliThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1653-1713 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

Louis <strong>Couperin</strong> Louis CouperinThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1626-1661 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François <strong>Couperin</strong> François CouperinThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1668-1733 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works

William <strong>Croft</strong> William CroftThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1678-1727 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Crüger</strong> Johann CrügerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1598-1662 (Baroque)
Composer


F

Nicola FagoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1677-1745 (Baroque)
Composer

Andrea FalconieriThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1590c-1656 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Friedrich FaschThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1688-1758 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Francesco <strong>Feo</strong> Francesco FeoThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1691-1761 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Willem de FeschThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1687-1761 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Gottfried FingerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1660-1730 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Caspar Ferdinand FischerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1656-1746 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Jean-Baptiste ForquerayThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1699-1782 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Antoine ForquerayThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1671-1745 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Petronio FranceschiniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1651-1680 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

François FrancoeurThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1698-1787 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Jakob <strong>Froberger</strong> Johann Jakob FrobergerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1616-1667 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Joseph <strong>Fux</strong> Johann Joseph FuxThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1660-1741 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer


M

Francesco ManciniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1672-1737 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Francesco ManfrediniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1684-1762 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Marin <strong>Marais</strong> Marin MaraisThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1656-1728 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Marcello</strong> Alessandro MarcelloThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1673-1747 (Baroque)
Composer

Benedetto <strong>Marcello</strong> Benedetto MarcelloThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1686-1739 (Baroque)
Composer

Louis <strong>Marchand</strong> Louis MarchandThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1669-1732 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Biagio MariniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1594-1663 (Baroque)
Composer

Michele MascittiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1664-1760 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Mattheson</strong> Johann MatthesonThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1681-1764 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Tarquinio MerulaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1595-1665 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Melchior MolterThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1696-1765 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Michel Pignolet de MontéclairThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1667-1737 (Baroque)
Composer

Cristóbal de <strong>Morales</strong> Cristóbal de MoralesThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1600-1655 (Baroque)
Composer

Jean-Joseph MouretThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1682-1738 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Gottlieb MuffatThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1690-1770 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Georg <strong>Muffat</strong> Georg MuffatThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1653-1704 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer


O

Turlough <strong>O'Carolan</strong> Turlough O'CarolanThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1670-1738 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer


P

Johann <strong>Pachelbel</strong> Johann PachelbelThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1653-1706 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Bernardo <strong>Pasquini</strong> Bernardo PasquiniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1637-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann Christoph <strong>Pepusch</strong> Johann Christoph PepuschThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1667-1752 (Baroque)
Composer

Giacomo Antonio PertiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1661-1756 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Georg <strong>Pisendel</strong> Johann Georg PisendelThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1687-1755 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giuseppe Ottavio <strong>Pitoni</strong> Giuseppe Ottavio PitoniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1657-1743 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giovanni Benedetto PlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1697-1763 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Carlo Francesco PollaroloThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1653-1723 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Nicola <strong>Porpora</strong> Nicola PorporaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1686-1768 (Baroque)
Composer

Giovanni PortaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1675-1755 (Baroque)
Composer

Jacob PraetoriusThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1586-1651 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Francesco ProvenzaleThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1624-1704 (Baroque)
Composer

Daniel <strong>Purcell</strong> Daniel PurcellThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1664-1717 (Baroque)
Composer

Henry <strong>Purcell</strong> Henry PurcellThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1659-1695 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

MasterpiecesComplete works


S

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

Giuseppe SammartiniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1695-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Gaspar SanzThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1640-1710 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico SarroThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1679-1744 (Baroque)
Composer

Pietro Filippo ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1679-1750 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Alessandro ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1660-1725 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Domenico <strong>Scarlatti</strong> Domenico ScarlattiThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1685-1757 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Heinrich ScheidemannThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1596-1663 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Samuel <strong>Scheidt</strong> Samuel ScheidtThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1587-1654 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Johann Heinrich <strong>Schmelzer</strong> Johann Heinrich SchmelzerThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1620-1680 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Johann <strong>Schop</strong> Johann SchopThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1590-1667 (Baroque)
Composer

Heinrich <strong>Schütz</strong> Heinrich SchützThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1585-1672 (Baroque)
Performer & Composer

Complete works

Paul SiefertThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1586-1666 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Giovanni Battista SomisThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1686-1763 (Baroque)
Conductor, Performer & Composer

Agostino <strong>Steffani</strong> Agostino SteffaniThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1654-1728 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer, Performer & Composer

Gottfried Heinrich StölzelThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1690-1749 (Baroque)
Conductor & Composer

Alessandro <strong>Stradella</strong> Alessandro StradellaThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1643-1682 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & Composer

Barbara <strong>Strozzi</strong> Barbara StrozziThe 17th-century classical music composers (1650-1700)
1619-1677 (Baroque)
Lyrical singer & 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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