Classical Era

Timeline created by JessicaHa
In Music
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    Pietro Metastasio

    Court Poet of Vienna, and most important author of Librettos
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    Giovanni Battista Sammartini

    Italian Composer and innovator of the symphony in Milan.
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain

    England and Scotland combine to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain
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    Franz Xaver Richter

    Highly praised composer by Charles Burney. Is is Bohemian violinist and composer.
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    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

    Son of J.S. Bach. Also known as "Halle Bach"
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    Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach

    Oldest Son of J.S. Bach. Associated with "Empfindsamkeit." This translates into the "sentimental" style.
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    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Austrian Composer. He wrote in the Baroque and galant styles.
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    Johann Stamitz

    Symphonic innovator in Mannheim. Also a conductor, violinist, and teacher
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    Leopold Mozart

    Father of Wolfgang Mozart.
  • Vivaldi Completes "The Four Seasons"

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    Dr. Charles Burney

    Music Historian and author that traveled through Europe and reported his findings.
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Austrian Composer. He acted as an innovator and mover within the new classic style.
  • Start of the Great Awakening

    The revivalist movement in America is led by Jonathan Edwards.
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    Johann Christian Bach

    Son of J.S. Bach and friend of Mozart. Set up concert series in London with Abel.
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    Luigi Boccherini

    Prolific Italian Composer and Cellist
  • France Declares War against Britain

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    William Billings

    Most prominent Composer in young America.
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    Domenico Cimarosa

    Italian Composer and central figure in opera. Was extremely successful in his day.
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    Lorenzo Da Ponte

    Italian Librettist and Poet. Collaborated with Mozart and later moved to the US. Professor at Columbia College in New York.
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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    German poet and writer. He was a literary force behind the Romanticism movement.
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    Antonio Salieri

    Italian Composer and teacher. He transitioned in his time between Galant and classic, and then from classic to romantic styles.
  • Benjamin Franklin Discovered Electricity

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    Muzio Clementi

    English Composer of Italian birth. Music publisher and piano manufacturer.
  • Beginning of the 7 Years War

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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Austrain Composer. Extremely prominent, even today, as even the general public would recognize his name. He is the epitome of the classic style.
  • First Shots of the American Revolution

    First shots are fired at Lexington, on their way to Concord.
  • US Congress Completes the Articles of Confederation

  • British Government Recognizes US Independence

    Treaty of Paris is negotiated by Adams, Franklin, and Jay.