Timeline 3: The Classical Era (1730s-1810s)

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    Francois Couperin

    French composer, wrote in Rococo style
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    Jean-Philippe Rameau

    French composer and theorist,
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    Franz Xaver Richter

    inventor of the string quartet genre
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    Frederick the Great

    king of prussia,
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    Franz Joseph Haydn

    Classical era composer, primary mover within the new classic style
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    J. C. Bach

    Bach’s style used beautiful melodies and bits of chromaticism; he wrote Italian operas, church music, and orchestral works
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    Giovanni Paisiello

    very good Italian composer, wrote 94 operas
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    Antonio Salieri

    One of the successful court composers in Vienna, Composed many operas in Italian, German, and French
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    Maria Anna Mozart

    Mozart’s older sister: often described as equal in talent and skill, Toured with Mozart during her childhood
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    child prodigy, Keyboard virtuoso, a good violinist and dancer, Born in Salzburg; died in Vienna
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    Maria Theresa von Paradis

    Excellent pianist and organist, Blind, Composed two concertos, a piano trio, songs, cantatas, operas, and other chamber music
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    The Industrial Revolution

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    The American Revolution

  • first patented version of a piano

  • Piano Concerto in G Major, K. 453

    Mozart, written for a student of his named Babette, Three movements: Allegro, Andante-Allegretto, Presto
  • Mozart was appointed Imperial-Royal Court Composer

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    The French Revolution

  • Anton Weidinger, developed an experimental trumpet with keys

  • Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major

    Haydn, 3 movements allegro andante allegro,