Music Evolution. Music Through Time

  • 1 BCE

    Ancient world (5000 BC-476 AD)

    Ancient world (5000 BC-476 AD)
    Music in Egypt had advanced knowledge that was reserved for priests. In Ancient Greece, music was influenced by all the civilizations that surrounded it, given its important strategic position. In the 2nd century BC. Greece was conquered by Rome, and although the two cultures merged, Rome did not contribute anything to Greek music, other than the legacy of Latin to Gregorian chants.
  • 476

    Music of the Middle Ages (476-1450)

    Music of the Middle Ages (476-1450)
    The origins of medieval music are confused with the latest developments in music from the late Roman period. Constantine granted freedom of worship to Christians in Rome with the Edict of Milan around 325 AD. C. This new spirit of freedom prompted the early Christians to praise God through song. Gregorian chant is a liturgical song of the Catholic Church. It is used as an expression and message within the cult and also as a means of religious expression.
  • 1450

    Music of the Renaissance (1450-1600)

    Music of the Renaissance (1450-1600)
    In the music of the English Renaissance, the composer William Byrd stands out, who played a crucial role in harpsichord music; Another highly relevant composer is John Dowland, composer of splendid and renowned melodies for the lute.
  • Baroque Music (1600-1750)

    Baroque Music (1600-1750)
    Baroque music is the musical period that dominates in Europe throughout the seventeenth century and the first half of the following, being replaced by classicism around 1750-1760. It is considered that it was born in Italy and reached its maximum splendor in Germany during the late Baroque. It is one of the richest, most fertile, creative and revolutionary periods in the history of music.
  • Classicism (1750-1800)

    Classicism (1750-1800)
    It is the style characterized by the transition from baroque music to music balanced between structure and melody. It occupies the second half of the 18th century. Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven are three of its most prominent representatives.
  • Modern and contemporary music (1910-present)

    The twentieth century was marked by two great events that were very decisive in the history of Western music, and marked the subsequent advance that music will follow until it reaches our days. The first is the abandonment of tonality and the total breakdown of forms and techniques that had been taking place since the beginning of the Baroque era from 1910 on, in harmony with the other total breaks in the other branches of the arts.
  • Jazz, Rock and other genres since the 20th century

    Although in the period from the end of the Civil War to the end of the 19th century, there were already bands that played something similar to rudimentary jazz, Buddy Bolden is often considered the first figure of the defined style. This early form of jazz is called the "New Orleans style". Rock and roll was born in the 1950s as a fast-paced music that arose fundamentally from a marriage between black rhythm and blues and white country.