A History of Classical Music

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    ALBERTI BASS: Domenico Alberti - Life 1710-140

    Alberti BassAlberti bass is a particular kind of accompaniment figure in music, often used in the Classical era, and sometimes the Romantic era. Alberti bass is a kind of broken chord or arpeggiated accompaniment, where the notes of the chord are presented in the order lowest, highest, middle, highest. This pattern is then repeated.[1] The broken chord pattern helps to create a smooth, sustained, flowing sound on the piano. RESOURE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberti_bass
  • Classical Music Period Emerges

    Classical Music The dates of the Classical period in Western music are generally accepted as being between about 1750 and 1820. However, the term classical music is used colloquially to describe a variety of Western musical styles from the ninth century to the present, and especially from the sixteenth or seventeenth to the nineteenth. This article is about the specific period from 1750 to 1820...
  • Mannheim School

    Mannheim School Mannheim school refers to both the orchestral techniques pioneered by the court orchestra of Mannheim in the latter half of the 18th century as well as the group of composers who wrote such music for the orchestra of Mannheim and others. The school included such composers as Johann Stamitz, Franz Xaver Richter, Carl Stamitz, and Christian Cannabich RESOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannheim_School
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    Franz Joseph Haydn's Life

    Joseph Haydn Franz Joseph Haydn is part of the classical era.
    Joseph Haydn,[2] was an Austrian[3] composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental in the development of the piano trio and in the evolution of sonata form. RESOURCE: wikipedia
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    Moazat's Life

    Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt], English see fn.),[1] baptismal name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart[2] (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart learned voraciously from others, and developed a brilliance and maturity of style that encompassed the light and graceful along with the dark and passionate.
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    Beethoven's Life

    Beethoven's Life Ludwig van Beethoven; baptized 17 December 1770[1] – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 concertos, , 5 concertos for piano, 32 piano sonatas, and 16 string quartets. He was deaf.
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    Schubert's Life

    Schubert Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. He had short lifespan of just nearly 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous "Unfinished Symphony"), liturgical music, operas, some incidental music, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation of Schubert's music during his lifetime was limited, but interest in his work increased significantly.
  • Romantic Music - Emerges

    Romantic MusicRomantic music is a term describing a style of Western classical music that began in the late 18th or early 19th century. It was related to and in Germany dominated Romanticism, the artistic and literary movement that arose in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. RESOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romantic_music