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Gentle Baroque

Gentle Baroque & Classical Music for Relaxation

Calm Radio is excited to present the Gentle Baroque music channel - an exquisite collection of the gentlest, most calming classical music pieces of the Baroque era. Inspiring and relaxing, classical music has been shown to improve concentration, boost memory, improve sleep, as well as reduce stress and anxiety, and contribute to a sense of well-being. Simply listen and enjoy.

Here are some fascinating facts about Baroque composers:

The Baroque period first appeared around 1600 and lasted 150 years. It began in Italy and rapidly spread out into Europe. The Baroque period was like no other time in musical history, as it influenced every facet of life, from dance, fashion, literature, architecture, and music.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Bach was one of the best well-known and prolific composers of the Baroque era. Bach is to music what Leonardo Da Vinci was to art and Shakespeare was to literature. Bach had 20 children. How did he write 1100 works of music?

Georg Telemann

With over 3000 works, more than both Bach and Handel put together, Telemann was considered the most prolific composer in musical history. Yet, he was almost completely self-taught.

George Frideric Handel

Beethoven called Handel the greatest composer that ever lived. Handel was the official composer for King George I of England. “Water Music” was written to be played on a boat while the King travelled along the river Thames. The story goes that when King George I heard the Hallelujah chorus being performed, the King was so moved, he stood up. To this day, it is customary to stand up during the Hallelujah chorus.

Henry Purcell

Purcell was one of the greatest English composers of all time, whose legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music. Purcell’s death is unclear. It is said he either died when his wife locked him out of the house one night, or by chocolate poisoning.

Antonio Vivaldi

An Italian master of the Baroque era, whose timeless incredible works of “The Four Seasons” marked the zenith of his career. Vivaldi was initially an ordained priest whose nickname was Il Prete Rosso (The red-haired priest).

Listen to the best classical music and baroque music on Calm Radio by composers such as Bach, Telemann, Handel, Purcell, Vivladi, and others. Classical music is known to be very helpful for relaxation, focus and creative thinking. Listen for free in the Calm Radio app available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Apple TV, Alexa, Roku, Sonos, Bluesound, Kindle and many other devices.

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