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History of Classical Music

  • 1150

    Medieval Period 1150-1400

    Medieval Period 1150-1400
    During the medieval period from 1150 till 1400, historians believe that this is the date of the creation of classical music. Medieval music is known for its monophonic ambiance which was referred to as “The Gregorian Chant” due to the fact it was used by a set of individuals called Gregorian monks. They would use their voice while playing their instruments. In this era, the only instruments that were present were the Lute, the flute, the recorder, and a short collection of string instruments.
  • 1400

    Medieval Period 1150-1400(Pt.2)

    Medieval Period 1150-1400(Pt.2)
    Everything that occurred during the medieval period was very strict. Music was only made in church as music and religion at this time in life went hand in hand together. The church was the only arena for public music-making. Other than just string instruments there was also the appearance of Bagpipes, Harpsichords, and percussions.
  • 1400

    Renaissance Period 1400-1600

    Renaissance Period 1400-1600
    The Renaissance rebirthed music, it gave composers the chance to play beyond the church walls. discovering the mix of new-age science, art, and mythology these certain subjects became an inspiration for new music. In this time period, the church is still a big influence and sacred work would dominate the chart. String instruments started to make their way through popularity, such as the Harpsichord, the organ, violas, cellos, and noted music started to show up due to the invention of printing.
  • Baroque Era 1600-1750

    Baroque Era 1600-1750
    In the Baroque era, music has started to flourish. This era fully embraced tonal music. Major and minor scales were discovered rather than just modes. Notations systems are up to date to be exact. The orchestra starts to make its way in, concertos are standard but with symphonies and operas added to the group attached to other types of work, music really starts to shine. Instruments in today’s age were constructed during this time and brought a new sound to classical music.
  • Classical Era 1750-1820

    Classical Era 1750-1820
    The classical Period became a broad genre for music. This era became the time the symphony, concerto, and sonata were shown to wide audiences. Chamber music became popular. In this period Mozart was the most influential, as he developed a form of opera into a style that is still used in music to this day. The instruments we use today are starting to develop to be more advanced during the classical era.
  • Romantic Era 1820-1900

    Romantic Era 1820-1900
    The romantic era introduced emotion and a dramatic feeling to the beauty of the classical period. A romantic work such as Beethoven’s 9th symphony was a template for every last piece of musical work that followed. The composers of this time used great emotion in their music pieces to come up with melodic melodies most of these melodies were voiced in Italian and German. The era popped up with a new addition to the woodwind family which happened to be the creation of the saxophone.
  • Modern Era 1900-1930

    Modern Era 1900-1930
    With the modern era of art now coming in after the romantic era music had taken a full turnaround in the early twentieth century. Composers started to break harmonic and structured rules that had been kept from previous music.
  • Modern Era 1900-1930 (PT.2)

    Modern Era 1900-1930 (PT.2)
    This era was also known as the “Anything Goes” era with showing evidence to the world that tonal music is not everything patterns, pictures and abstract sounds are breaking out. Technology is evolving at a fast rate and in such a short time new sounds are being made and are in competition against the orchestrated setup. A new collection of sound waves are passing the limits of once what was.
  • Post Modern 2000-present

    Post Modern 2000-present
    The Music of the twentieth century has now created a gigantic shift in the 1930s and has continued to do so after world war II. This new era of music had created contemporary. Composers started to blend the lines between tonal and atonal music. Modern music covers the last 20 years and a couple of decades more back, but as we keep moving forward through the years classical music starts to break through new frontiers.
  • Post Modern era 2000-present (PT.2)

    Post Modern era 2000-present (PT.2)
    With technological advances and musical boundaries completely killed recognizable classical elements begin to fuse with soundscapes created by musicians. The film has inspired the new age of music and it’s used for background noises for films. The music starts making its appearance in video games which is fairly new. Even in the postmodern era operas, symphonies and concertos are being made still for artistic installations.