Started conversation Feb 4, 2006
Baroque music is not totally consonant. Dissonance is usually employed in slow movements (particularly in chamber sonatas) to achieve a sense of anguish or longing.
Examples of music which employs dissonance in such a way:
Corelli: XII Suonati a violino e violone o cimbalo, Op.5
4 Sets of XII Trio Sonatas, Opp. 1-4