Musical Periods

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    Medieval Era

    The medieval period lasted between the 5th and 15 century. Stephen of Liège (850 – 920) is one of the earliest formal composers in the medieval period that we are aware of. He played his music by ear. He is the composer that wrote the Gregorian chant, or plainsong. 5th century: January 1, 401 AD – December 31, 500 AD
    15 century: 1401 – 1500
  • Dec 31, 1400

    Renaissance Era

    The Renaissance era lasted from the 14th to the 17th century. Guillaume de Machaut (1300 - April 13, 1377 was a French composer as well as a poet. He is the most important, and significant composer of his century whos name is known. Poem he made consist of Amours doucement me tente, Pour vivre joliement, and more. 14th century: January 1, 1301 – December 31, 1400
    17th century: January 1, 1601 – December 31, 1700
  • Baroque Era

    Derived from the Portuguese barroco the term “baroque” has been widely used since the n19th century to describe the period in Western European art music from 1600 to 1750. Johann Sebastian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) received his earliest instruction from his father. A quote from Johann is "Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul." Music he made consists of Brandenburg Concertos, Goldberg Variations and more.
  • Classical Era

    The Classical period was an era of classical music from 1730 and 1820. Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770 - 26 March 1827) Music he composed consist of Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55, and Symphony No. 9.
  • Romantic Era

    The Romantic era that was from Europe originated from the end of the 18th century. It hit its peak from 1800 to 1850. Ferdinando Maria Meinrado Francesco Pascale Rosario Carulli (9 February 1770 – 17 February 1841) was an Italian composer for the classical guitar. He composed music like Quatre Pièces et Huit Préludes Op. 1, c. 1824,
    Trois Petits Duos Op. 1 (Duo de guitares), c. 1809,
    Sonate Op. 2, c. 1809. January 1, 1701 – December 31, 1800
  • 20th Century

    The 20th (twentieth) century began on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 2000. John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. He made music consisting of Apprenticeship period (1932–36)
    Modern dance, prepared piano, and the transition to chance (1937–51)
    First chance works (1951–59)
  • Modern Classical Era

    Contemporary classical music is classical music composed close to the present day. (Mon, Jan 1, 2001 – Fri, Dec 31, 2100). Eric Edward Whitacre (born January 2, 1970) is an American composer, conductor, and speaker. Music he composed consists of "Ghost Train".