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Mozart and the Classical Period

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Transcript of Mozart and the Classical Period

Terms to know
The Classical Period
1750-1825, Europe
Vocabulary
Concerto:
Solo piece for an instrument with the orchestra supporting it.
Sonata:
Solo piece for piano or violin

Mozart made this music popular.


In classical music, emotions were often represented by changing the key from major (happy) to minor (sad).

Classical Composers
-Haydn 1732-1809
-Gluck 1714-1787
-Salieri 1750-1825
-Mozart 1756-1791
Mozart for your health
Studies have shown that listening to Mozart's music in the early stages of life increases mental development.
Mozart and the Classical Period
Classical Characteristics
Music in the classical period...

changed tempos frequently
changed dynamics frequently
used major and minor scales to represent different moods
Classical Forms
Baroque form: Fugue
Classical forms:
-Theme and Variations
(A, A1, A2, A3...etc) uses one main melody and changes the style of it.
-Rondo form:
ABACA
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Was taught music at age 4 by his father, Leopold, when his extraordinary talent was discovered.
Toured all of Europe of most of his young life
Wrote his first composition at age 5
Became a popular composer at age 26 in Vienna, Austria
Wrote 621 compositions in his lifetime
Died in Vienna at age 35 from an unknown illness
Music was a large part of the Christian church with vocal parts and instruments
It was also a popular form of entertainment for the middle class of Europe.
was considered a "light" musical style.
Symphony:
Music for an orchestra.


Born in Salzburg, Austria in 1756
Mozart's Requiem
Mozart was at his deathbed
when he was trying to finish his last work, Requiem Mass
Ironically, it became his own Requiem, because he died writing it!
It has also been believed that listening to Mozart's music can make you smarter!
Haydn
minor
major
Mozart's Clarinet Concerto


Mozart's Violin Sonata
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