Classical Time Period

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In Music
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Dies

    Johann Sebastian Bach Dies
    The J.S. Bach HomepageHe was a German composer/musician that helped to shape the Baroque Period.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Born

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Born
    Answers.com-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 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.
  • Franz Joseph Haydn Begins Working as the Kapellmeister for the Esterházy Family

    Franz Joseph Haydn Begins Working as the Kapellmeister for the Esterházy Family
    Haydn Biography Haydn, often known as the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet", was a very prominent composer during the Classical Period.
  • Mozart Composed His First Symphony

    Mozart Composed His First Symphony
    Symphony No. 1 Mozart, being a child prodigy, wrote his first symphony at age 8. This was after already composing several minuets.
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven is Born

    Ludwig Van Beethoven is Born
    Beethoven's Biography 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.

     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.
  • Mozart's " The Marriage of Figaro" Premiered

    Mozart's " The Marriage of Figaro" Premiered
    Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" Overture This opera became one of Mozart's most successful works. The overture is especially famous and is often played as a concert piece.
  • Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Premiered in Prague

    Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Premiered in Prague
    Mozart's "Don Giovanni" Overture This is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. It appears as number seven on Opera America's list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America.
  • Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" Premiered in Vienna

    Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" Premiered in Vienna
    "Cosi Fan Tutti" - Fra gli aplessi in pochi istanti Unfortunately this year also marked the death of this opera's composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • Haydn Becomes Beethoven's Teacher

    Haydn Becomes Beethoven's Teacher
    Beethoven's Biography The two great musicians did not see eye-to-eye, and their teacher-pupil relationship ended in 1794, when Haydn went to England.
  • Paris Conservatory of Music Founded

    Paris Conservatory of Music Founded
    Paris Conservatory of Music Website 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

    Beethoven's Symphony #1 in C Major Performed in Vienna
    Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major 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.
  • Paganini Begins to Tour Europe as Violin Virtuoso

    Paganini Begins to Tour Europe as Violin Virtuoso
    Paganini's "Caprice No. 24 in A Minor" He was an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was one of the most celebrated violin virtuosi of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique.
  • Joseph Haydn Dies

    Joseph Haydn Dies
    Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise Symphony"At the time of his death, he was one of the most celebrated composers in Europe.
  • First School Year Begins at the Prague Conservatoire

    First School Year Begins at the Prague Conservatoire
    Prague Conservatiore Website The Prague Conservatory ranks among the oldest music schools of this type in Europe. It was founded to provide education to orchestral musicians.
  • Clementi: "Gradus ad Parnassum," studies for piano

    Clementi: "Gradus ad Parnassum," studies for piano
  • Beethoven now completely deaf

    Beethoven now completely deaf
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    Classical Music Period

    The musical period that falls in between the Baroque and Romantic periods. This new style was known as a cleaner style, one that favored clearer divisions between parts, brighter contrasts and colors, and simplicity over complexity.