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What is another name for the Classical Era?
The Age of Reason
What kind of opera was written for the middle class?
Where did public music performances move to?
What instrument replaced the harpsichord during the Classical period?
What kind of people began to learn and play music?
What is one of the most important European cities in the 18th century?
Name one of the three major composers from Vienna during this time.
Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven
How did melody change during the Classical period?
Antecedent and Consequent Phrasing
What became more frequent in Classical music?
What song is a great example of Classical Style?
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
What Classical form is characterized by a simple theme being continuously altered?
Theme and Variations
What is the form that is often found in the first movement of Classical symphonies and is a symmetrical and clear cut way of composing?
Sonata Allegro Form
List the three parts of Sonata Allegro form
Exposition, Development, Recapitulation
This word that means "tail" in Italian is often found at the very end of Sonata Allegro form
ABA describes what Classical Form?
This form of Classical music is meant to be danced to
Minuet and Trio
ABACADA, etc. is what form?
This composer was referred to as "Papa"
What family was Haydn's patron?
How many symphonies did Haydn write?
What part of Haydn's body is missing?
This Classical composer died at the young age of 35
What is the word for a child who is great at something?
True or False: Mozart had a patron
How many symphonies did Mozart write?
What Classical composer was born in Germany and is considered a bridge composer to the Romantic Era?
True or False: Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn knew each other and were friends
What about Beethoven made composing difficult?
He was deaf
What letter started as Beethoven's suicide note but became about his triumph over depression and hearing loss?
How did Beethoven write music after he went deaf?
He sawed the legs off his piano and sat on the floor to feel the vibrations.
How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
How many operas did Beethoven write?
List characteristics of Classical music
Symmetry, simple melodies, rhythmic variety, vocal influence