Baroque era is considered as the golden age for classical music and for musicians. It was the time when western classical discipline flourished and achieved dignified reputation within the society.
‘Baroque’ word represents the style of an art, architecture or music developed in Europe during the early seventeenth to mid-18th century. In other words, an era between 1600-1750 AD incorporates baroque era. It emphasizes on dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms, elaborated ornamentation and small balance of desperate parts.
Baroque composers refined the possibilities in this imitative style of polyphony which later came to be known as ‘counterpoint’.
Then arrived fugue, which was the most elevated form of counterpoint. Fugue is the kind of complex musical argument worked out and brought to a clear resolution by multiple voices. Similarly, many musical form showed up which proved highly adaptable and engaging for instrumental music that was somehow meant for listening. 1700 AD can be considered as the golden age of western classical/baroque music when Handel’s water music demonstrated the versatility and expressive thoughts.