Classic FM launches new Baroque timeline

7 November 2012, 11:50 | Updated: 13 November 2012, 11:20

Explore a fully interactive musical journey from 1600 to 1750, and get to the best Baroque composers with Classic FM's brand new timeline.

Why do we love Vivaldi? What's so special about Bach's Cello Suites, or Handel's Messiah? Music-lovers can now discover the best of the Baroque period with the help of Classic FM's brand new fully interactive timeline.

Now everyone can get to know the best Baroque composers including Purcell, Vivaldi, Handel, and Bach, discovering facts about their lives, watching  video guides, and working out what makes these musical geniuses so great. And let's not forget what we're all about here at Classic FM: the world's greatest music – so there are guides to the best operas, songs, and instrumental music from the Baroque period, from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons to Bach's St Matthew Passion, with historical facts to put these amazing pieces into context.

A new timeline will be launched every week so beginners and experts alike can travel through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century, and Contemporary periods, gathering fun facts and interesting information, while listening to great music along the way.

Discover the wonders of the Baroque period for yourself with the Classic FM timeline and let us know what you think.