Classical Era

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    Classical Era

    The Classical Era has traits based entirely on the Galant Era.
    Music had more emotional expression.
    Polythematic music was common.
    Opera was popular early on and concerts took stage later.
    Melodies had symmetry and were easily sung.
    Harmonies remained simple, and harmonic rhythm progressed slowly.
    Sonata and Rondo forms were popular during the time.
    The piano and clarinet became popular in orchestral and chamber music.
    Classical music had a diatonic tonality.
  • Birth of Haydn

    Birth of Haydn
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    War of Polish Succession

  • Mozart's Birth

    Mozart's Birth
  • Haydn performs Symphony No. 6 "Le Matin"

  • Haydn performs Violin Concerto No. 1

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    The Stamp Act introduced to America
  • Beethoven's Birth

    Beethoven's Birth
  • Haydn performs Cello Concerto No. 4

  • Mozart performs Symphony No. 25 in G minor

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
  • Haydn performs Symphony No. 55 "Schoolmaster"

  • Mozart performs Symphony No. 35 in D major.

  • Montgolfier brothers invent the hot air balloon

    Montgolfier brothers invent the hot air balloon
  • Mozart performs Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor

  • Beethoven performs Piano Quartet No. 1

  • Mozart performs Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor

  • Mozart's Death

    Mozart's Death
  • Beethoven performs Piano Concerto No. 1

  • Beethoven performs Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight)

  • Beethoven performs Symphony No. 2

  • Haydn's Death

    Haydn's Death
  • Beethoven's Death

    Beethoven's Death