Am 2. Mai 2007 um 9:13pm schrieb Thomas Dent:
> Another thing I find is lacking is any discussion of what *is* a
> style. And for example, did Bach compose in one style, or in many (or
> dozens)? Is there such a thing as 'historical style' divorced from the
> works of specific composers?
according to wikipedia article' baroque music', the 'baroque period'
was named (invented(?)) in 1919 (Carl Sachs, art historian and father
of organology). According to the article the term became current in the
1940s but was criticized as implying a false stylistic continuity and
consistency as late as the 1960s
But we are stupider now, and radio announcers can say such nonsensical
things as 'Rameau is the French Bach'