Classical Music (Nuria i Cristina)

  • Period: 500 to May 30, 1400


    This music was marked by a religious character and all the works were made to the Catholic Church. The other music that wasn't religious, were singing by the minstrels in the streets of the cities, also appeared the Gregorian chant. There are very few major plays because most of the works were anonymous.
  • Period: May 30, 1400 to


    The religious music continues to be very present in most of the works and gradually introduce much variety of instruments, melodic lines and start using instruments bass or low. Important authors: Orlando di Lasso and Tomás Luis de Victoria.
  • Aug 20, 1548

    Tomás Luis de Victoria

    Tomás Luis de Victoria
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    ): They become more important keyboard instruments such as the organ and the harpsichord. During this time he created the sonata, the concert and the opera. The leading musicians of this time were: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and Arcangelo Corelli.
  • Johan Sebastian Bach

    Johan Sebastian Bach
    He was a German organist and composer of Baroque music and a member of one of the most important families in the history of music. He is considered a perfect musician because he was very intelligence, had a great technical and an artistic beauty. Also served as an inspiration to many other writers after him, as Mozart or Beethoven. His most important works are:
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    Sets several of the rules of composition and structure. The new piano augmented the category it became the more used instrument in the composition.
  • Amadeus Mozart

    Amadeus Mozart
    He was one of the most prodigious and best-known musicians of the classical music and most of the things that he learned were during his travels in Europe. From an early age he learned to play many instruments and began composing at age 5. But unfortunately he died very young in Vienna, at age 35. He always thought he was poisoned.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    He was a composer, conductor and German pianist. His best known works were the symphonies. The last years of life suffered an illness that left him in a coma for 3 days until he died.
  • Richard Wagner

    Richard Wagner
    It was an opera composer, conductor and musical theoretical and he created the musical drama. The downside of this composer was that he had a Nazi ideology and he suffered some problems with the Jews. Yet, it’s considered the best author of classical music.
  • Guiseppe Verdi

    Guiseppe Verdi
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    The authors looked for the originality of the works, feelings and nature. It's one of the music’s that most people like for its delicacy and ability to thrill. This is the time that has most authors, but the most important are: Beethoven, Schubert, Verdi, Wagner ...etc.
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    It emerged in France and its main features were: free time and experiments with the bell. The most important example of author is Debussy, he is the creator of the famous song from the Twilight Saga, claire de lune.
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    This era produced many doubts among experts because there are some who think that during this period makes a change between classical music and a new modern music.
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    20th century

    Period which includes all stages from romanticism including post-romantic, modern and post-modern.
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    Born a few years after the end of World War II. Within this type of music there are many sub-genres such as: postmodernism, poliestilism, conceptualism, spectralism...etc.