Music History Ages by instruments and themes

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Middle Ages
Monophony and Gregorian Chant
Renaissance
Polyphony, consorts, and krumhorns
Baroque
Harpsichord, opera developed, elaborate and excessive, and overdone/ decorated
Classical
symphony developed, pianoforte developed, there was form and order, and there was structure and symmetry
Romantic
large forms for large feelings, emotional, nationalism, and Virtuoso Musicians