Music History Midterm Timeline

Timeline created by nhylton6
In Music
  • Period: 500 to 1450

    Medieval Period

  • 1030

    Guido of Arezzo's Micrologus

    Established the hexachord system
  • Period: 1098 to 1179

    Hildegard of Bingen

    Famous female composer
  • 1323

    Ars Nova Treatise

    Developed breve subdivisions, creating time signatures.
  • Period: 1450 to

    Renaissance Period

    Period of rebirth
  • 1485

    Josquin’s Ave Maria ... virgo serena Motet

  • 1529

    Martin Luther Chorale Ein feste burg (A Mighty Fortress)

  • 1538

    Arcadelt Madrigal Il bianco e dolce cigno

  • 1567

    Palestrina Pope Marcellus Mass

    This piece was written for the pope with the intention of proving that polyphonic music could be intelligible.
  • Victoria Missa O Magnum Mysterium

    Parody mass of O Magnum Mysterium
  • Gabrieli Sonata pian’e forte

    Written in St. Marks Cathedral in Venice, Italy. Important because it is the first piece to specify instrumentation and dynamics.
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    Baroque Period

  • Monteverdi's L’Orfeo

  • Public concerts begin in England

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    Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier volume 1

    This work contains 24 preludes, and is significant because it demonstrates the ability to play music in all keys in equal temperament.
  • Antonio Vivaldi's L’Estro Armonico

    This is the most influential theoretical work, and still acts as a basis for teaching harmony today.
  • Rameau's Traité de l’harmonie

    This is considered the most influential theoretical work, and is still used as a basis to teach harmony today
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    Pre-Classical Period

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    Franz Joseph Haydn

  • Handel's Messiah

    Written in 1741, published in 1742.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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    Viennese Classical Period

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

    This is significant because the orchestra he directed was one of the best in Europe. President John Adams considered him the most accomplished man in Europe.
  • Mozart's Don Giovanni

  • Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" Premiere

  • Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C

  • Schubert Erlkönig (composition date)

  • Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia (premiere date)

  • Nicolo Paganini 24 Caprices for Violin, op.1 (complete first publication

  • Berlioz Symphonie fantastique (composition)

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    Frederic Chopin Mazurkas Op.7 (composition date range

  • Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen (premiere)

  • Fanny Mendelssohn-HenselDas Jahr (composition date)

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    Louis Moreau GottschalkSouvenir de Porto Rico

  • Bizet Carmen (premiere)

  • Brahms' Symphony No.4 (premiere)

  • Mahler Symphony No.1 (premiere)

  • Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition