Classical Period

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Born

    Tried to establish a rational foundation for harmonic practice.
  • Fredrick the Great Born

    Very gifted at flute.
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    Empfindsamkeit Style

    Simple and expressive of "natural" feeling.
  • "Treatise on Harmony"

    The first thoughts on music theory created by Jean-Philippe Rameau.
  • Classical Style Created

    Began in Italian opera.
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    The Rococo Style

    Derived from the French word "rocaille" meaning "scroll."
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Born

    Credited as the primary mover within the new classic style.
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Born

    One of the most original and inventive composers.
  • Invention of the Symphony

    Invented by Giovanni Battista Sammartini in Milan, Italy.
  • Antonio Salieri Born

    One of the successful court composers in Vienna.
  • String Quartet Genre Invented

    Invented by Franz Xaver Richter.
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    Classical Style

    Used melodies you could sing, and had clear cut question and answer phrases.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Born

    Mozart was a child prodigy.
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    Industrial Revolution

    Made mass production possible.
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    Tour Through Austrian-Hungarian Countries

    His father took him on tour through Germany, France, England, Holland, and Italy.
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau Death

    Had the beginning ideas of music theory.
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    The American Rovolution

  • First Patented Version of Piano

    Patented in London
  • "Idomeneo" Composed by Mozart

    Commissioned to compose and produce for Munich.
  • Mozart Married Constanze Weber

    He was 26 and she was 20. He actually wanted to marry her sister.
  • Mozart Bought His First Piano

    Still in his old apartment in Salzburg.
  • Piano Concerto in G Major K. 453

    Mozart wrote this for a student of his.
  • Fredrick the Great Death

    Composed at least 100 sonatas and 4 symphonies.
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    The French Revolution

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Death

    Body was dumped in a mass grave, so nobody knows where his body is located now.
  • Haydn's Later Orchestra

    Made up of strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.
  • "String Quartet in C Major Op. 76, No. 3" by Haydn

  • Franz Joseph Haydn Death

  • Franz Joseph Haydn Death

    Mozart thought highly of Haydn.