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Carl Phillipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Christian Bach
two of the more important pre-classical composers.
Composers in the classical period
took middle-class tastes into account by; using folk and popular music, writing comic operas that ridiculed the aristocracy, and writing dance music for public balls
were favored by folk and popular music, heroic and mythological plots, and elaborately ornamented melodies.
Concert des Amateurs
was an organization conducted by the Chevalier de Saint-Georges devoted to presenting public concerts.
Vienna in 1800
was the fourth-largest city in Europe, seat of the Holy Roman Empire and had a Population of almost 250,000.
The typical orchestra of the classical period
consisted of strings, woodwinds, horns, trumpets and timpani
consists of exposition, development, and recapitulation often followed by a concluding section known as the coda.
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