(Sp. barrueco, irregularly shaped pearl). Term used in architecture and art for fantastic, grotesque, florid, or incongruous styles that began with Michelangelo in the 16th c. and ended with rococo in the 18th c. (see Church Architecture, 13). In music it applies to the period from ca. 1600 to 1750. See also Buxtehude, Dietrich; Monteverdi, Claudio Zuan [Giovanni] Antonio.
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