Music History Final Timeline

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    Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

  • First Public Concerts in England

    England grew the scene of public concerts in the 1670's. More specifically, notice was given to have music performed by masters at the house of Mr. John Bannister around this time.
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    JS Bach

  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

    The name "L’Estro Armonico" roughly translates to Harmonic Inspiration and introduced a new tonality that became inspirational to composers that came after him.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    This piece became the basis for teaching functional harmony as it codified the practices of his contemporaries, mainly Corelli.
  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    This collection has a different piece for every key center on the piano. which was a revelation at the time. The tuning system of equal temperament made it possible to play all these pieces on the same piano.
  • Handel's Messiah

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

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    WA Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

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    Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges as director of Concerts des Amateurs

    He was one of France's best composers, conductors, and violinists with President John Adams calling him "the most accomplished man in Europe". The Concert des Amateurs (Amateur meaning lover of music) was also one of the finest orchestras in Europe at the time.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise"