The Classical Period of Music
Classical Music Era 1725-1810 History, Composers, Music Form etc
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Dates of the Classical period
The focus of the classical period
Music for dancing and entertainment
Most popular new instrument of the classical period
The Surprise Symphony
A popular piece written by Haydn
A very serious opera written by Mozart after his father's death
The Magic Flute
A comic opera written by Mozart for the middle/lower class
The Marriage of Figaro
A popular opera written by Mozart for the upper class
A person who is better than most adults at a very young age (like Mozart was)
The musical emperor
Mozart died writing the....
A requiem is a...
Mozart's father was a....
Mozart's composer friend was...
Who taught Haydn how to play the harpsichord and violin
Picture of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Picture of Franz Joseph Haydn
Mozart's rival, Court Composer
Elements of Classical Music Style
Simple and balanced forms, singable melodies, Small orchestras of no more than 40, No extremes in size or dynamics
The employment of musicians to play in the royal courts. This gave musicians economic stability
New Classical Period Music Venues
Concert halls ( a change from the church being the predominant employer of musicians)
Major Historical Changes During the Classical Period
The French Revolution, The American Revolution, The Industrial Revolution
Russian Ruler during the Classical Period
Catherine the Great
French Ruler during the Classical Period
Was revered and music was styled after its simplicity
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