MUSIC (MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD)
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- also called "age of reason"
- dominates by the aristrocracy, as patrons of musicians and artist generally influenced arts.
Franz Joseph Haydn
- one of the most prominent composers of the classical era.
- "rags to riches"
- his music reflects his personality: mainly calm, balanced, serious but with touches of humor.
- "father of the symphony"
- "Surprise Symphony", "The Clock", "The Military"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- child prodigy and the most amazing genius in musical history.
- started playing piano at the age of 6
- "The Marriage of Figaro", "Don Giovanni", "The Magic Flute", "Eine Klein Natchmusik", "Symphony no. 40 in G Major", "Sonata in no. 11 in A Major K311"
Ludwig Van Beethoven
- born to a family of musicians and studied music at an early age.
- he bridge the late classical era and the early roman era.
- "Missa Solemnis", "Fidelio", "Symphony no. 3, no. 5, no. 6 and no. 9"
- a multi-movement wor for solo instrument.
- came from the word 'Sonare' which means to make a sound.
- the most important form that developed during the classical era consist of 3 distict sections: Exposition, Development, Recapitulation.
- the first part of composition in sonata from introduces the theme.
- it the middle part of sonata-allegro from wherein themes are being developed.
- repeats the theme as they first emerge in the opening exposition.
- a multi-movement work designed for an instrumental soloist and orchestra.
- a multi-movement work for orchestra, the symphony is derived from the word 'synfonia' which literally means 'a harmonious sounding together'.
- a drama set to music where singer and musicians perform ina theatrical setting.