Classical Timeline

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In Music
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    Pietro Metatasio

    poet and composer of 27 3-act operas
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    Giovanni Battista Sammartini

    Italian composer and innovator of the symphony in Milan
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    Farinelli

    One of the most famous castradi
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    Franz Xaver Richter

    German composer (Mannheim)
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    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Eldest son of J.S. Bach. Baroque and classical composer
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    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    German Opera-reform composer
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    Johann Stamitz

    Helped establish the symphonic genre
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    Dr. Charles Burney

    Music historian and organist who traveled Europe
  • Melody

    Singable and had symmetrical phrasing. Examples include fanfares and hunting calls.
  • Rhythm

    Rhythm is still simple and complementary to the melody.
  • Harmony

    Harmonies are still simple and predictable, but in sonatas, the harmony uses faster rhythms.
  • Texture

    Homophony was the texture of choice unless the composer wanted to portray a specific topic.
  • Form

    Sonatas are still the leading form of music, but rondos are becoming more popular.
  • Dynamics

    Dynamics are used more often, but they are written mostly as forte and piano. Fortissimo and Pianissimo are used sparingly.
  • Timbre

    The clarinet is added to ensembles.
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    Classical Era

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Austrian composer who was an innovator in the classical era
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    Luigi Boccerini

    Italian composer and cellist
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    William Billings

    Most prominent composer in New America
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    Domenico Cimarosa

    Very successful Italian composer
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    Lorenzo Da Ponte

    Poet who collaborated with Mozart
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    Antonio Salieri

    Extremely successful Italian composer who helped transition from galant music to classical music, and again from classical music to romantic music
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    Muzio Clementi

    English composer of Italian birth
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    One of the best musicians and composers of all time and the epitome of classical music
  • Instruments

    The piano emerged and clarinets were being used more frequently.