1648-1948 Europe, through music (by Paula Sant'Anna)

  • The Baroque Period (1600-1750)

    The Baroque Period (1600-1750)
    Didone Abbandonata is a picture of the opera stage built by G. Bibiena in the Baroque Period. Operas were invented in this era and played a huge role in the development of Baroque music. photo
  • J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

    J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
    Brandenburg Concerto #5 Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #5 is his most famous composition. It incorporated all the new musical innovations of the Baroque era.
  • The Classical Period (1750-1800)

    The Classical Period (1750-1800)
    The Classical Period was marked by the rise of a new genre of music; the string quartet. Haydn, a famous composer of the time, is seen here conducting his string quartet in Julius Schmid's painting titled "Franz Joseph Haydn Conducting a String Quartet". <ahref='http://<ahref='http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3a/HaydnPlaying.jpg/350px-HaydnPlaying.jpg' ' >painting</a>
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

    Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
    Symphony #5 Beethoven's Symphony #5 became one of the most recognizable symphonies due its use of repeated melodies (a common trait of classical music).
  • The Romantic Period (1800-1900)

    The Romantic Period (1800-1900)
    Von Lindenschmit II's painting, "The Music Makers" is a perfect representation of the intimacy of Romantic music. painting
  • Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

    Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
    [ A Song Cycle of the Earth](www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L7cOGWiAbU) A musical genius of the Romantic Period, Mahler's Song Cycle of the Earth was deemed his master piece.