Timeline 3: Classical (1730-1810's)

Timeline created by Daveed99
In Music
  • Invention/Publication of First English Dictionary

    Samuel Johnson published first English language dictionary after nine years of writing
  • Invention of Electric Battery

    Invented by Alessandro Volta
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    Metastasio

    Born Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi; Italian poet and librettist
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    Hasse

    German
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    Farinelli

    Farinelli was stage name of Italian castrato singer Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi
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    Galuppi

    Venetian
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    Goldoni

    Italian playwright and librettist
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    Richter

    German-born British
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    Jommelli

    Italian
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    C. P. E. Bach

    German
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    Gluck

    German
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    Stamitz

    Bohemian
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    L. Mozart

    German
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    Rutini

    Italian
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    Burney

    English
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    Traetta

    Italian
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    Piccinni

    Italian
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    Sacchini

    Italian
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    Stylistic Traits

    Emotional expression, polythematicism, humor, simple rhythms and melodies, homophony, polyphony, counterpoint, written dynamics, expressive markings, and rondo, sonata, and ternary forms
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    Genres

    Opera, aria, dance, sonata, fanfare
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    F. J. Haydn

    Austrian
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    Gossec

    French
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    J. C. Bach

    German
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    Vanhal

    Czech
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    Amalia

    Anna Amalia of Prussia, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg
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    Schubart

    German
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    Paisello

    Italian
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    Grétry

    Belgian-born; took on French nationality
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    Boccherini

    Italian
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    Billings

    American
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    Cimarosa

    Italian
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    Ponte

    Italian-born American librettist, poet, and Roman Catholic priest
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    Salieri

    Italian
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    Reichardt

    German
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    Kraus

    German
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    W. A. Mozart

    German
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    Seven Years' War

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    Zelter

    German
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    Zumsteeg

    German
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    Süssmayr

    Austrian