Architecture and music in the Baroque period


World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.635-640 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.215
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.635-640
  • Keywords: Baroque period, arcitecture, music, design
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The disciplines of architecture and music interact with each other throughout history. Works of architecture and music are influenced by the semantic and historic features of the period lived in. Composers and architects create their works taking advantage of the stylistic or conceptual data. In both of these disciplines ideas result in concrete products by means of different tools. Baroque era covers the period from 1580 to 1750. In contrast to the balanced and rational attitude of the Renaissance, during Baroque period dynamic, glitzy and dramatic elements have been used. Features of this period are evident in architecture and music as well as other branches of art. This research comprises the examination of the effects of Baroque features on musical and architectural pieces. The study addresses with examples the architectural highlights of the Baroque era in Italy, and the art of J.S. Bach's fugues. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan