Classical Era (1730-1820)

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  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700/01-1775)

    Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700/01-1775)
    He innovated the symphony in the 1730s and 1740s in Milan, Italy. His work also consisted of symphonies, concertos, and overtures.
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    Classical Era (1730-1820)

    During this era, melodies were easy to sing due to being symmetrical and rhythms and harmonies were also easy to follow. Sonatas, symphonies, string quartets, and concertos were popular. Church music became more similar to secular music, specifically the arias. Performances were still held in churches and courts. Humor also became a popular style in music.
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    He was the eldest son of J.S. Bach that was known for his works such as symphonies, keyboard works, sonatas, concertos, arias, songs, choral music, theoretical work, "On Playing the Keyboard" (1753), and "Clavier-Sonaten fur Kenner und Liebhaber" (1779-83).
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

    Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
    He was a German opera-reform composer that created a new balance of music and drama. His work consisted of operas, ballets, sonatas, vocal works, "Alceste" (1767), "Orfeo de Euridice" (1762). He was also known to be jealous of Mozart.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
    He was an Austrian composer that wrote in all genres. He was a child prodigy and today, he is an icon and epitome of the classic style. He is considered to be one of the best musicians and composers of all time. His work consisted of operas, concertos, symphonies, sonatas, vocal works, chamber music, choral music, "Cosi fan tutte" (1790), "Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" (1782), "Die Zamberflote" (1791), "Don Giovanni" (1787), "Requiem" (1791).
  • Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    He was an Austrian composer who served as an innovator and mover within the new Classic style. His work consisted of symphonies, string quartets, operas, choral music, chamber music, piano works, "The Creation" (1796-98), "Emperor Quartet" (1797), "London Symphonies" (1791-1795), "Oxford Symphony" (1789), "Surprise Symphony" (1791). Noted to also use humor in music.