Music History

Timeline created by Jeffrey Dunbar
In History
  • 800

    Musica Enchiriadis

    system of rules for polyphony
  • 1025

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Notation
  • 1250

    Franco of Cologne/Ars Cantus Mensurabilis

    rhythmic system
  • 1320

    Ars Nova Treatise

    new musical technique
  • 1450

    Gutenberg Printing Press

  • 1515

    Josquin’s Missa Pangue Lingua

  • 1529

    Martin Luther’s Ein feste burg

  • 1539

    Arcadelt Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

  • Sonata pian’e forte

    first to designate parts and indicate dynamics
  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

  • Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

  • Brandenburg Concertos

  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

  • The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

  • Handel's Messiah

  • Haydn's op.33 String Quartets

  • Mozart's Piano Concerto No.23

  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Beethovens 5th

  • Erlkönig

  • Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia

  • schubert symphony 8

  • Beethovens 9th

  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

  • Frederic Chopin Mazurkas Op.7

  • Robert Schumann Carnaval

  • Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel Das Jahr

  • Clara Wieck Schumann"Liebst du um Schönheit"

  • Berlioz Treatise on Instrumentation

  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64

  • Verdi 's La traviata

  • Niccolo Paganini 's 24 Caprices for Unaccompanied Violin, op.1

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk's Souvenir de Porto Rico

  • Wagner's Tristan und Isolde

  • Mussourgsky's Boris Godunov

  • Bizet's Carmen

  • Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen

  • Brahms' Symphony No.4

  • Mahler's Symphony No.1

  • Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

  • Dvorak's Symphony No.9 “New World"

  • Debussy's Prélude à l’aprés midi d’un faune

  • Maple Leaf Rag

  • Jean Sibelius' Finlandia

  • Puccini's Madama Butterfly

  • Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire

  • Stravinsky's Le sacre du Printemps

  • Schönberg's Piano Suite, Op.25

  • George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

  • Louis Armstrong's "Hotter Than That"

  • Shostakovich Symphony No.5 premiere

  • Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky

  • Ellington's Cottontail

  • livier Messiaen's Quatuor pour le fine du temps

  • Bela Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra

  • Copland Appalachian Spring

  • John Cage's 4’33’’

  • Edward Varese Poeme Electronique

  • Miles Davis Kind of Blue

  • George Crumb's Black Angels

  • John Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine

  • Period:
    4
    to
    1415

    Medieval Period

  • Period:
    800
    to
    814

    Charlemagne as emperor

  • Period:
    1098
    to
    1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

  • Period:
    1170
    to
    1260

    Troubadour/trobairitz

  • Period:
    1211
    to
    1311

    Notre Dame School Polyphony

  • Period:
    1300
    to
    1377

    Guillaume de Machaut

  • Period:
    1300
    to

    Renaissance

  • Period:
    1325
    to
    1397

    Francesco Landini

  • Period:
    1580
    to

    Concerto delle Donne

    Italy
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    Baroque

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    JS Bach

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    Handel

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    Pre Classical Period

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

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    Viennese Classical Period

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    WA Mozart

  • Period: to

    Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

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    Beethoven

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    Haydn's London Symphonies

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    Shcubert