The Classical Period (1730s - 1810s)

  • The First Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening
    A series of a revival in Christian idealism that swept throughout Britain and the 13 colonies. It lasted from 1730-1760.
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    Joseph Haydn

    Franz Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer during the Classical period of music. He was instrumental in the development of chamber music such as the string quartet, as well as the piano trio. His nickname was "papa", for he is also known as "The Father of the string quartet".
  • Letters concerning the English Nation

    1733 – 1734
    A series of essays written by Voltaire in which he talks about his experience living in England. It was seen as an attack on the French system of government as he criticized it and favored the British system.
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    J.C. Bach

    Johann Christian Bach was a German composer during the Classical period of music. He was the 18th child of J.S. Bach, and is one of the many influencers of during his period. He is regarded with writing masterpieces of church and instrumental music during his career.
  • Frederick the Great comes to power in Prussia

    Frederick the Great comes to power in Prussia
  • War of Austrian Succession

    War of Austrian Succession
  • Famine in Ireland

    Famine in Ireland
    The "Potato famine"' in Ireland kills roughly 10% of the population
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    Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini

    Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini was an Italian, the Spanish, composer during the Classical Period. He is most known for his minuet from String quartet in E major, He is a from the Early classical era.
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    Chavalier de Saint-Georges

    Chavalier de Saint-George was a French composer, violinist and conductor. He had composed many string quartets and various other instrumental pieces. He is also known as the first classical composer of African ancestry.
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    William Billings

    William Billings was one of the first professional American composer. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and contributed many psalms and hymns into common music before the 19th century.
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    Antonio Salieri

    Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher. Salieri was a pivotal figure in the development of the opera genre of the late 18th-century. He is also known as "Mozart's rival" and was a teacher to Beethoven
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    Muzio Clementi

    Muzio Clementi was an Italian composer who wrote English music. He had developed a fluent, legato, but technical style which would later be adopted by later composers. He was great influence on Chopin and Beethoven
  • Seven Years War

    Seven Years War
    The Seven Years War was the first global conflict in history. It was between Great Britain and France.
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most influential composers during the Classical period of music. Born in Salzburg, he was a child prodigy and toured around Europe by their father. Although he only lived to the age of 35, he made significant contributions to nearly all musical genres.
  • Catherine the Great Rules Russia

    Catherine the Great Rules Russia
    Her rein lasts from 1762 until 1796.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act imposed a tax on any printed materials by the British on the American colonies
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    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven is regarded as the most admired composers in the history of Western Music. He learned from the students of both Mozart and Haydn, and is known to have gone deaf near the end of his life. His music is still played to this day.
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    Johann Nepomuk Hummel

    Johann Nepomuk Hummel was an Austrian composer and pianist during the Classical period. He was regarded as a child prodigy, even being housed by Mozart for 2 years free. His music embodies the transition between the Classical and the Romanic era
  • The French Revolution

    The French Revolution