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Classical music really began with the Baroque era (the years 1600 - 1750). The word "baroque" refers to not only music but also art architecture and literature. During the Baroque era more complex music evolved from the simple songs of the previous years. Singers and instrumentalists began adding ornamentations (extra notes) to dress up or decorate the music. Johan Sebastian Bach arguably the greatest musician of all time lived during the Baroque era. As with most other musicians of his day he was employed by several churches and royal courts. It was his job to write all of the music for Sunday worship. In his lifetime he composed hundreds of pieces for chorus organ and orchestra. Before the Baroque era most music was written for human voices. Listeners loved the beautiful sounds produced by singers. Even well into the Baroque era Italy - the centre of all musical activity at that time - was in love with the opera. Instruments were considered dull in comparison to the human voice and were used mostly as background music for the singers. At the height of opera's popularity however a young Italian named Antonio Stradivari changed the design of stringed instruments. The music produced by Stradivarius violins soon rivalled that of opera singers and the symphony orchestra was born.