Survey of Music Literature - Timeline #3 (Classical) 1730s-1810s

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    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)

    Johannn Sebastian Bach's oldest son. Most known for composing in the sensitive "Empfindsamkeit" style. Wrote the "Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard". Worked for Frederic the Great, King of Prussia as his chamber harpsichordist.
  • Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

    Invented the French style of Rococo
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

    French composer. Wrote the "Treatise on Harmony" which would serve to found the basis of music theory.
  • Franz Xaver Richter (1709-1789)

    Invented the string quartet genre
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

    Wrote opera seria
  • Leopold Mozart (1719-1787)

    Accomplished musician and father of Maria Anna and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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    Rococo Style

    French style. Over the top ornamentations. Invented by Francois Couperin
  • Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

    Wrote 104 numbered symphonies, 20 concertos, 68 string quartets, 25 operas, and much more. One of the most influential classical composers.
  • Johann Schobert (1735-1767)

    Was able to fit in orchestra into a harpsichord.
  • J.C. Bach (1735-1782)

  • Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)

    Wrote 94 operas.
  • Maria Anna Mozart (1751-1829)

    Wolfgang's lesser known but equally talented sister. Toured as a child musician.
  • "Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard" published

    Written by C.P.E. Bach. Preaches a more emotional soulful style of music.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    Musical child prodigy,
  • The American Revolution (1775-1783)

  • First patented piano

  • Mozart buys a piano

    Mozart buys a piano and includes it in his compositions
  • Frederick the Great (1712-1786)

    King of Prussia. Patron of the arts. Friend and employer of C.P.E. Bach and Joseph Haydn
  • The French REvolution (1789-1799)