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The Classical Era 1730s-1810s

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    Cristofori

    Credited to the invention of the first "pianoforte" in 1700
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    Couperin

    French composer of the rococo style, transitional style into the Classical Era.
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    Rameau

    French composer who established the beginnings of modern music theory, "Treatise on Harmony" (1722).
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    Sammartini

    Invented the symphony in Milan, Italy.
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    C.P.E. Bach

    J.S. Bach's eldest son. Primary composer of the "empfindsamkeit" style.
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    Gluck

    Composer who innovated lyrical dramatic opera.
  • Empfindsamkeit

    Style with "natural", "sentimental" feeling.
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    Classical Era

    This style began in Italy with the opera.
    The style is identified by singable melodies, simple harmonies and rhythms, easy to accompany, and symmetrical phrasing.
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    Rococo Style

    Scrolls were often featured in this style. Charming and entertaining, "over-the-top" ornamentation, french, trills, and grace notes.
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    Haydn

    Credited for moving instrumental music towards the classical style. Known composer, worked under the Esterhazy's.
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    Paisello

    Famous Italian composer of operas, 94 in total.
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    Lombardini

    Female violinist and composer of violin concertos.
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    Nannerl Mozart

    Mozart's sister and significant female composer of the Classical Era.
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    Mozart

    Famous/talented pianist, violinist, and dancer. Composed complex piano concertos.
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    Theresa von Paradis

    Significant female composer in the 18th century. Talented pianist and organist.
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    American Revolution

    Political battle abroad, rejecting the authority of Great Britain, fighting for US Independence.
  • First patented piano

  • Janissary/Turkish Style

    Popular style in Europe during the 1780s-1790s.
  • Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major K.453

    By Mozart written for his student, Barbara von Ployer. Composed of three movements.
    https://youtu.be/B_tt2SLGQwM
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    French Revolution

    Overthrew the political power, caused by the unfair monarchy raising taxes for the poor.
  • Haydn's Symphony No. 100 in G major

    London Salomon Symphony using Turkish military percussion instruments. In the Janissary style.
    https://youtu.be/Bdw9wac4qlU
  • Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major

  • Weidinger's Trumpet

    Weidinger's Trumpet
    First experimental trumpet with keys
  • The Creation

    Important oratorio composed by Haydn after his retirement.
  • The Seasons

    Haydn's oratorio composed before his death.