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Grade 9-12

Genres of Music: Baroque Style

by Liza W. | Music

5 Lessons 8:16
  1. 1. Visual Images 0:52
  2. 2. Characteristic ID 1:05
  3. 3. Vivaldi 1:31
  4. 4. Handel? Monteverdi? 3:34
  5. 5. JS Bach 1:14

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards

About the course

Learn to listen for the hallmarks of the Baroque Era of Western Classical Music History! Identify key elements unique to this style of music that originated in Italy during the 17th century, and appreciate examples from Bach, Handel, and Clarke.

Break down and appreciate the key elements of influential music genres including the Baroque period, Classical, and Romantic styles.


Hear Baroque-Era Music

Course overview


Visual Images

Students will see and recognize images in the Baroque style


Characteristic ID

Students will learn to ID musical traits



Students will hear examples of main composers’ work


Handel? Monteverdi?

Students will hear examples of main composers’ work


JS Bach

Students will hear examples of main composers’ work

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  • Bach
  • Baroque
  • Classical Music
  • Handel
  • Music

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Liza Wu is a classical pianist and organist in Manhattan, performing regularly with NYC musicians, as well as internationally. She has been a long-time affiliate of many music organizations including the R. Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, Barnard College of Columbia University, NYU, the School for Strings, Avenues: The World School (NYC), Interlochen Arts Camps, studios of world-renowned vocalists Josephine Mongiardo, Harolyn Blackwell, and Catherine Malfitano, and most recently Gooroo.

(Past affiliations: Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Professional Perf Arts School, Westchester Cons, New York Youth Symph Singers, Columbia Artists' Theatricals, Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera & Orch, Concerts in Motion, 'Smash' (NBC).

(Cleve Inst of Mus, MM; Oberlin Cons, BM; Interlochen Art

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