Death of Bach
The beginning date of the classical period is often given as coinciding with the ___ of ___.
Greece and Rome
Artists and musicians looked back to the styles of Ancient ___ & ___. This is why it is called the Classical Period.
Reason or Enlightenment
The Classical Period is also referred to as the Age of _______.
People of the time favored common sense, ___ and faith in the individual.
Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights
That 3 important documents in American History were written during this time.
Balance, Clarity of Structure, Moderation and Order
In reaction to the style of the Baroque Period, artists and composers in the Classical Period favored ___, ___, ___ and ___.
ALL listeners - no matter their social standing or education.
Music was written so that it would appeal to __.
Musical compositions had to be ___ so the masses would know what to expect.
Appeal to people of many nationalities.
With the improvements in transportation, composers and their music could travel outside their local region so in writing music it had to ___
Movable type printing press
With the invention of the ___, composers could sell their music so that it could be performed by more people.
perform it faithful to the text.
During this time, music notation became more descriptive because the composer wanted anyone playing their music to
The development of ____ during this time was one of the most momentous changes in Western Music and impact music composition even today.
___ music grew in importance during the Classical Period.
Because of improvements in the construction of the instruments, they moved into the role of the soloist rather than the ___.
With its ability to play contrasting dynamics and bringing out the melodic line while keeping the accompaniment soft, the ___ became the most popular instrument of the period.