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Classical Music time period
An elaborate musical composition for full orchestra, typically in four movements, at least one of which is traditionally in sonata form.
the instrument that replaced the harpsichord
German composer of instrumental music (especially symphonic and chamber music)
a composer from Austria, who was known for his sporatic and light hearted music. Child prodigy.
Mozart, Beethove, Schubert, and Haydn
Most famous composers of the Classical Period
Twinkle Little Star
Popular tune written by W.A. Mozart
Mozart's first and middle name
Beethoven's first name
Ode to Joy
Melody found in Beethoven's 9th Symphony, last movement
"Father of the Symphony"
Haydn's first and middle name
"Father of the String Quartet"
Classical and Romantic Composer
a style of "art" music that stands apart from traditional or popular music
a musical composition for a solo instrument or instruments accompanied by an orchestra
a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
a drama set to music
a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
exposition, development, recapitulation
A narrative device, often used at the beginning of a work that provides necessary background information about the characters and their circumstances.
A term coined by Alfred A. Tomatis in 1957 for the alleged increase in brain development that occurs in children under age 3 when they listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
the restatement of a main idea
a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
sets of dance-inspired movements
Music using a small group of musicians, with a few players on each part
2 violins, viola, cello
Wrote 9 symphonies
Characteristics of Classical Period
Short melodies, more variety and contrast, clear cut phrases
Volume of Classical Music
Wrote over 1000 pieces
Buried next to Beethoven
Wrote his own compositions starting at ate 6.
Wrote his first opera at 14 years old.
Wrote "Magic Flute"
Wrote "Eine Kleine Nacht Music"
Wrote "Moonlight Sonata"
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