Music Timeline by Theresa Tucker 2012 in conjunction with ECEG 7080 and Resources from 700 Years of Classical Treasures by Reader's Digest 2005

  • Jan 1, 604

    Middle Ages

    Middle Ages
    7 Pentecost: Veni Creator Spiritus (Anonymous) Gregorian Choir of Grimbergen Abbey, Gereon van Boesschoten, Conductor 3:04
  • Jan 1, 1360

    Middle Ages/Renaissance

    Middle Ages/Renaissance
    Guillaume de Machaut
    French Composer/Poet 6. Puis Qu'en Oubli La Messe de Notre Dame
  • Baroque

    3. Spring from The Four Seasons
    4. Winter from The Four Seasons
  • Baroque

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    7. Air on the G String
    8. Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
    9. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
    10. Suite No. 2 in B Minor: Badinerie
  • Baroque

    George Frideric Handel
    12. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
    13. Water Music Suite: Air
    14. Largo from Xerxes
    15. Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
  • Classicism

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    4. Minuet
    5. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C: Andante (Theme from Elvira Madigan)
    6. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: Allegro
    7. Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: 1st Movement
  • Classicism

    Joseph Haydn
    2. Emperor Quartet: Theme and Variations
    3. Serenade
  • Classicism

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    8. Symphony No. 5 in C Minor: 1st Movement
    9. Symphony No. 6 in F ("Pastoral'): Theme
    10. Fur Elise
    11. Minuet in G
    12. Moonlight Sonata
    13. Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9 in D Minor ("Choral")
  • Classicism

    Franz Schubert
    16. Marche Millitaire
    17. The Trout
    18. Serenade
    19. Ave Maria
  • Romanticism Part I

    Romanticism Part I
    Felix Mendelddohn
    1. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Nocturne
    2. A Midsummer Night's Dream: Wedding March
    3. On Wings of Song
  • Romanticism Part I

    Romanticism Part I
    Frederic Chopin
    4. Minute Waltz
    5. Etude No. 3 in E: ("Tristesse")
    6. Nocturne in E-Flat
  • Romanticism Part I

    Romanticism Part I
    Richard Wagner
    10. Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
    11. Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure
  • Romanticism Part II

    Romanticism Part II
    Johann Strauss, Jr.
    2. Nuns' Chorus from Casanova
    3. The Blue Danube
    4. Tales from the Vienna Woods
    5. Voices of spring
    6. Emperor Waltz
    7. Czardas from Die Fledermaus
    8. Radetzky March
  • Romanticism Part I

    Romanticism Part I
    Giuseppe Verdi
    13. Triumphal March from Aida
    14. Celeste Aida frim Aida
    15. Va, Pensierofrom Nabucco
  • Romanticism Part II

    Romanticism Part II
    George Bizet
    17. Gypsy Dance from Carmen
    18. Duet from The Pearl Fishers
    19. Prelude to Carmen
  • Romanticism Part III

    Romanticism Part III
    Antonin Dvorak
    8. Slovic Dance in C
    9. Homoresque
    10. Songs my Mother Taught Me
  • Romanticisim Part III

    Romanticisim Part III
    Edvard Grieg
    15. Solveig's Song from Peer Gynt
    16. In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
    17. Morning Mood from Peer Gynt
    18. Norwegian Dance No. 2
  • Roanticism Part II

    Roanticism Part II
    Camille Saint-Saens
    12. The Swan from Carnival of the Animals
    16. Danse Macabre
  • Modern Era Part I

    Modern Era Part I
    Claude Debussy
    12. Reverie
    13. Clair de Lune
  • Modern Era Part I

    Modern Era Part I
    Isaac Albeniz
    9. Tango
    10. Malaguena
  • Romanticism Part III

    Romanticism Part III
    Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
    1. Marche from The Nutcracker Suite
    2. Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Suite
    3. Grand Waltz from Swan Lake
    4. Dance of the Little Swans from Swan Lake
    5. Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
    6. Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
  • Modern Era Part I

    Modern Era Part I
    Engelbert Humperdinck
    4. Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
  • Romanticism Part III

    Romanticism Part III
    Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
    12. Song of India
    13. Theme from Sheherazade
    14. The Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Modern Era Part II

    Fritz Kreisler
    9. Caprice Viennois
    10. Schon Rosmarin
  • Modern Era Part I

    Sir Edward Elgar
    1. Pomp and Circumstance (March No. 1)
    2. Nimrod from Enigma Variations
  • Modern Era Part I

    Franz Lehar
    16. Vilia from The Merry Widow
    17. Yours Is My Heart Alone
    18. Waltz from The Merry Widow
  • Modern Era Part II

    Modern Era Part II
    Robert Stolz
    5. My Song of Love
    6. Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time
  • Modern era Part II

    Modern era Part II
    George Gershwin
    16. Summertime from Porgy and Bess
    17. Rhapsody in Blue
  • History of Music (3)

    History of Music (3)
    1377 - "Guillaume de Machaut, the most renowned medieval composer, dies." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1400 - "Guillaume Dufay, whose music is a blend of medieval and Renaissance, is born in France." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1450 - "Instrumental music takes root in Erope." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1501 - "Ottavio Petrucci invents music printing." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1543 - "William Byrd, one of the greatest composers of the English Renaissance, is born." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
  • History of Music (4)

    History of Music (4)
    1597 - "Jacopo Peri composes the first opera in history, Dafne." (Reader's Digest, pg.32)
    1681 - "Georg Philipp Telemann, considered one of the best composers of his time (more so than J.S. Bach and Handel), is born." (Reader's Digest, pg. 32)
    1685 - "Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel are born less than a month apart. They are consodered the Baroque's greatest musical geniuses and two of the greatest composers in the history of Western music." (Reader's Digest, pg. 32)
  • History of Music (6)

    History of Music (6)
    1791 - "Mozart dies under suspicious circumstances." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)
    1809 - "Haydn dies and is given a grand funeral ceremony." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)
    1827 - "Beethoven dies, ending one of the most fruitful periods of Western music." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)
  • History of Music (7)

    History of Music (7)
    1835 - Camille Saint-Saens is born and will go on to merge French music tradition with German Romanticism.
    1840 - Tchaikovsky, composer of three ballets that captivated audiences for generations, is born." (Reader's Digest, pg. 64)
    1843 - Wagner and Liszt meet and form a friendship and mutual admiration.
    1849 - Chopin dies before the age of 40 in Paris.
    1864 - "Brahms begins to conceive his German Reqiem, which will launce him to fame." (Reader's Digest, pg, 64)
  • History of Music (8)

    History of Music (8)
    1880 - "Vienna and Europe dance to the waltzes of Johann Strauss (father and son)." (Reader's Digest, pg. 64)
    1894 - Debussy breaks away from the Romantic style.
    1899 - Sir Edward Elgar first performs and launches his career.
    1905 - "Claude Debussy composes La Mer, a typically Impressionist work." (Reader's Digest, pg. 64)
    1913 - Igor Stravinsky premieres what is considered one of the most important works of the century in Paris.
  • History of Music (9)

    History of Music (9)
    1920 - "Edgard Varese uses electronic music for the first time; it is widely used in serious and popular music." (Reader's Digest, pg. 87)
    1925 - "Jazz, which was born in the U.S., pervades popular music and influences classical music." (Reader's Digest, pg. 87)
    1933 - "George Gershwin premieres his folk opera Porgy and Bess in Boston." (Reader's Digest, pg. 88)
    1998 - "Alfred Schnittke, one of the last great Russian composers, dies." (Reader's Digest, pg. 88)
  • History of Music - (2)

    History of Music - (2)
    1198 - "Perotin composes the first musical work for four voices, Viderunt." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1200 - "The legend of the Nibelungs appears in Germany; Richard Wagner uses it six centuries later a theme for his operas." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
    1320 - "The composer and theorist Philippe de Vitry publishes his musical treatise Ars Novw, which expounds a new musical style." (Reader's Digest, pg. 24)
  • History of Music - (1)

    History of Music - (1)
    Prehistoric - 3100 B.C. "The Egyptians for example, developed a whole gamut of instruments, from trumpets, flutes, and harpes, to organs, bells, and cymbals." (Readers Digest pg. 9)
    590 - Gregorian Chant created by Pope Gregory I.
    828 - In Venice construction of the Basilica of St. Mark begins.
    1036 - Guido d' Arezzo created the musical staff that is still used today.
    1150 - Polyphony begins to flourish in Europe.
  • History of music (5)

    History of music (5)
    1725 - Sntinio Vivaldi publishes his collection.
    1732 - "Haydn is born." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)
    1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach dies marking the end of the Baroque Period.
    1756 - "Mozart is Born." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)
    1763 - Mozart begins to perform in public.
    1770 - Ludwig van Beethoven is born.
    1778 - Mozart meets Haydn and begins a longtime friendship.
    1787 - "Beethoven studies with Mozart in Vienna." (Reader's Digest, pg. 40)