Sounds of the Past

By MJ14
  • Jan 1, 1400

    The Music of the 15th and 16th Centuries

    A time of great reform in the field of music.
    Different types of music leading from lutes played on the streets to elegant instruments played in church.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1400 to

    Music of the Past

    Music travels all the way back to ancient times when a simple drum made of animal skins and a flute made of simple wood was the form of music for the people of that era.
  • Jan 1, 1410

    Conrad Paumann born

    He was a popular German organist, composer, lutenist and composer of the early Renaissance.
  • Jan 1, 1430

    Styles and techniques

    Styles and techniques
    As time passed, the styles and techniques people used also changed and grew.
    They became more fancy and the event that the performers played at became more appropriate with the occasion.
  • Apr 18, 1453

    Conrad Paumann takes action.

    He publishes his “Fundamentum organisandi”, a collection of organ pieces, songs and dances, even though he was blind.
  • Jan 24, 1473

    Conrad Paumann dies

  • Period: Jan 1, 1500 to

    Renaissance importance

    This era was a time for freedom of expression. People were encouraged to express themselves through literature, art, and also music.
  • Jan 1, 1520

    Importance of Music

    Importance of Music
    Thomas Elyot was probably one of the most defensive people in history who supported music and why it was so important.
  • Jan 1, 1581

    The birth of ballet

    We are not exactly sure of the date, but scientists have found that it blossomed somewhere after the year 1581.
  • Expanding the Area

    Much of Spanish music was festive and light.
    Members of the royal family were usually trained in music at a young age, if possible.
  • Music around the globe!

    Music around the globe!
    The United States and England were not the only ones who went through great reform in music.
    Spain also went through some musical changes throughout its history, primarily through the 17th century.
  • Giovanni Battista Vitali

    Giovanni Battista Vitali
    A famous composer is born. He was born in Bologna and is credited to bringing forth the popularity of the cello and other bowed instruments.
  • Birth of François Couperin

    Birth of François Couperin
    Date of birth of François Couperin. He was a popular French composer, organist, and harpsichordist.
  • Birth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach's birth date.
    He was a famous German musician and composer.
    Lived during German classical period.
  • Death of François Couperin

    François Couperin's death (as the title says).
  • Period: to

    Age of Enlightenment

    Frederick II, of Prussia, was quite fond of music. He even began writing his own during the Enlightenment period.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is born

  • Period: to

    Travelling about with Mozart

    This period in time was mainly focused in the travels that Mozart made with his family for musical reasons.
  • Period: to

    Salzburg Court

    The Salzburg court actually meant a lot to Mozart because of the exercise he was able to give to his musical talents hidden underneath his surface.
    Prince-Archbishop Hieronymus Colloredo was the one who gave him this chance.
  • Period: to

    Great violinist comes to life!

    This time period, (from April to December of 1775), was when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart showed his enthusiastic interest in the violin. This was a life-changing moment, not only for him, but for all violinists and musicians around the world!
  • In competition with Muzio Clementi

    Much of Mozart's time in Vienna was spent performing in competition with Muzio Clementi in front of the Emperor.
    He played piano for this competition.
  • Mozart's close

    Mozart puts an end to his public appearances for shows and concerts.
  • Period: to

    Mozart struggles on an extreme level

    From the year 1788 to 1790, Mozart's career begins to crumble and things do not look at all well with him.
  • Mozart's final year

    Even though this was Mozart's closing year, he was still able to compose and create pieces such as: the opera The Magic Flute; the final piano concerto (K. 595 in B-flat), and a couple more.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies

    The year that one of the greatest musicians of all time dies.
  • Worldwide ---- India

    Worldwide ---- India
    Obviously, music influenced many more places than just the United States. India was a country that was affected by much colonial influence. This lead to an increased interest in classical music, which is what they are focused on today.
  • Worldwide ----- India 2

    Two main branches formed in Indian music: Carnatic and Hindustani.
  • Hindustani Music in India

    Hindustani Music in India
    Hindustani Music was the music style of the Northern Indians. (this style is based on Persian music)
  • Carnatic Music in India

    Carnatic Music in India
    Carnatic Music was the classical musical style used in Southern India. (this style is based mostly on theory)
  • World War II

    Music was mainly used, during this period, by composers who wanted to bring forth a dramatic effect.
  • United States sings a note

    United States sings a note
    The musical evolution in the United States began around the year of 1920-1939.
  • America involved worldwide

    America starts to show interest in other cultures' music, such as African American music.
  • Composers

    Music composers such as; Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and Roy Harris, and Russian émigré Sergei Rachmaninoff emerge during this time period.
  • Instruments

    The radio and phonograph are made popular through the music and vice versa.
  • Instilling a Love for the Nation

    Instilling a Love for the Nation
    Through many different things, women stood firm in their beliefs. Music, being one of the things women held onto, was used to create a love for their nation during the time of Nazi ideology.