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    Jean Phillipe Rameau

    French composer and theorist who tried to establish a rational foundation for harmonic practice.
  • Piano

    The first early pianoforte was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori.
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    Frederick the Great

    King of Prussia who was a patronage of Prussian arts, a flutist, and a composer.
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    C.P.E. Bach

    Empfindsamkeit composer who worked in Berlin as a chamber harpsichordist for Frederick the Great.
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    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Brought about operatic reform in Italian opera seria.
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    Rococo Style

    Musical style where many ornaments (trills, turns, grace notes) are used.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    One of the most original and inventive composers, hired by the Esterhazy family.
  • Symphony

    Invented by Sammartini, originally had 3 movements but a 4th was added and became the standard format.
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    Giovanni Paisiello

    Italian composer who composed 94 operas.
  • String Quartet

    Genre and performing ensemble consisting of 2 violins, viola, and cello. There is no conductor and all voices are treated equally.
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    Antonio Salieri

    Successful court composer for Vienna.
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    Maria Anna Mozart (Nannerl)

    Mozart's older sister and equally skilled musician.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Child prodigy who was a keyboard virtuoso, good violinist and dancer. Was largely a freelance composer.
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    Maria Theresa von Paradis

    Blind composer and keyboardist known for her excellent memory.
  • Piano Concerto in G Major K. 453

    Piano Concerto composed by Mozart, written for one of his students.
  • String Quartet in C Major, Opus 76, No. 3 (Mv. 2)

    Composed by Haydn as a theme and variations where each instrument takes turns with the main theme.
  • The Creation

    Oratorio composed by Hadyn near the end of his career.
  • Anton Weidinger's Trumpet

    Trumpet with keys similar to woodwind instruments.