The Classical Era 1730s-1810s: Rococo, Empfindsamkeit, Sonata form, opera, symphony, minuet and trio, rondo, rounded binary, scherzo, string quartet, them and variations form, Janissary style, Opera Buffa, Singspiel, Opera comique, Ballad operas

Timeline created by morganp2018
In Music
  • Pianoforte invented

    by Bartolomeo Crustofori in Florence
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    Francois Couperin

    French composer
    wrote in rococo or ornate style
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    French composer and theorist
    tried to establish a rational foundation for harmonic practice
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    Pietro Metastasio

    Court poet in Vienna
    librettist
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    Giovanni Battista Sammartini

    invented symphony in Milan, Italy
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    Franz Xaver Richter

    invented string quartet
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    Frederick the Great

    composer
    military victor
    played flute
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    Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

    Eldest son of J.S. Bach
    primary composer of empfindsamkeit style
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    Christoph Willibald Gluck

    wrote dramatic opera
    changed Italian opera seria
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    Leopold Mozart

    father of Wolfgang and Nannerl
    violinist, author
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    Charles Burney

    organist, writer, music scholar
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    primary mover in the style
    didn't invent the style
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    Johann Schobert

    simulated orchestra effects in harpsichord writing
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    Johann Schobert

    Italian operas, church music, orchestral works
    concertos and sonata-form movement
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    William Billings

    one of first American composers
    tanner
    self taught composer
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    Antonio Salieri

    court composer of Vienna
    wrote operas
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    Nannerl Mozart

    W. Mozart's sister
    child prodigy
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    child prodigy
    died young
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    Maria Theresa von Paradis

    blind
    one of most renowned female composers of the time
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    Industrial Revolution

    mass production
    scientific advances
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    Aloysia Weber

    wanted to marry Mozart
    ditched him after his tour
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    American Revolution

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    French Revolution