Classical music and American music history timeline

  • Johann Sebastian Bach dies

    was a German composer/musician that helped to shape the Baroque Period
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Born

    Mozart was a child prodigy that helped to shape the classical era of music. Some of the things he was known for are composing over 600 works, refining the piano sonato, and his influence on Western art music.
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven is Born

    Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. He remains, to this day, one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
  • Beethoven presented as a music prodigy

    This is also the same year that La Scala was presented and inaugurated in Milan, Italy as an opera house.
  • Paris Conservatory of Music Founded

    This institute is still offering instruction in music, dance, and drama, drawing on the traditions of the "French School."
  • Beethoven's Symphony #1 in C Major Performed in Vienna

    This symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in C, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in C and F, 2 trumpets in C, timpani and strings.
  • Lewis and Clark

    Lewis and Clark along their expedition route.
  • James Madison is president

    This is a picture of James Madison. For more information on his presidency, visit the timespan titled "James Madison is President".
  • Population and housing

    The population in 1810 was 7,239,881 people. And of those people living in the United States, 1,191,362 were slaves.
  • Congress raises taxes for the war

    1812 the congress decided the only way to fund the War of 1812 was to raise taxes on importated goods and issue $5,000,000 in bonds. This is an important economic event because over-taxed goods affected how much people bought, and to mention the $5,000,000 dollars that were saved up for the war. America ran a great risk of losing thousands of dollars
  • The war of 1812

    The War of 1812 was fought by the United States of America and its indigenous allies against the United Kingdom and its allies in British North America, with limited participation by Spain in Florida
  • Uninvited

    About 30,000 immigrants entered the U.S in 1818. The nation had a love/hate relationship. John Quincy Adams wrote a letter saying that the government never invited people to come to America.