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Classical Era

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Stephanie Williams

on 5 April 2016

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Transcript of Classical Era

Classical Era
Classical Music Terms
Theme:
The recognizable melody in the song.
Exposition:
When the theme is first introduced.
Theme and Variations:
When the melody is slightly altered.
Symphony
: A larger, multi-movement work for a large instrumental ensemble.
String Quartet:
Ensemble consisting of 2 Violin, 1 Viola, and 1 Cello.
Classical Music Examples
Classical Instruments
Clavichord
: European stringed keyboard instrument known from the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras.
Chalumeau
: single-reed woodwind instrument of the late baroque and early classical eras.
Buccin
: Similar to the trombone with a distinct bell.
Ophicleide
: keyed brass instrument similar to the tuba.
Instrument Examples
Composers
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)
Mozart began composing at the age of five.
Mozart died at the young age of 35.
Over 600 compositions.
His compositional style is similar to that of Haydn's, only more flamboyant.
Popular Works:
Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro, 1786)
Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)
Only wrote nine symphonies.
He successfully attempt to break the mold of the highly structured and refined rules of classical period composition.
His compositions opened the floodgates of composing with emotional abandon.
Popular Works
: Symphony No. 9
Franz Joseph Haydn
(1732-1809)
Haydn composed many pieces of music for the courtly orchestra to perform.
Over 100 symphonies and 60 string quartets.
He is often referred to as the "Father of the Symphony" or "Father of the String Quartet."
Popular Works:
Surprise Symphony
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