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The Classical Era of Music

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1750 - 1820 Defining Characteristics Composers Historical Events Writers Fransisco de Goya - more homophonic and lighter in texture
than the Baroque Era
-mixed different instruments
-careful attention to form
-public concerts
-piano replaces harpsichord as most popular
instrument
- conservative, often contains sections of
free counterpoint -Ludwig van Beethoven
-Wolfgang Mozart
-Carl Emmanuel Bach
-Franz Haydn 1752 - Ben Franklin flies kite in a storm
1760 - Industrial Revolution Begins
1770 - Boston Massacre
1776 - American Declaration of
Independence signed
1787 - French Revolution
1789 - George Washington elected first
president of the United States
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte crowned
emperor of France -American Revolution Writers
Thomas Jefferson
Patrick Henry
Thomas Paine - Common Sense
-William Blake - "Songs of Innocence"
-William Wordsworth - "Lyrical Ballads"
-Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
-Mary Shelley - Frankenstein Artists The Classical Era Counterpoint: the combination
of two or more independent
melodies into a single harmonic
texture in which each retains
its linear character - Time span: 1750-1820 Théodore Géricault Caspar David Friedrich Saturn Slaves Stopping a Horse Moonrise Over the Sea Other Artists:
Ingres
John Constable
William Blake Works Cited "Art History Timeline." Show-Your-Own-Art-
Gallery.com. N.p., 2009. Web. 28 Apr. 2013.
"The Classical Era." ClassicalScore.com. N.p., 2005.
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"The Classical Period." KU.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr.
2013.
"Literature Timeline." Literature Timeline. N.p., n.d.
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"Technology Timeline." PBS.org. PBS, 2009. Web. 28
Apr. 2013.
"Top Classical Period Composers." About.com
Classical Music. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013. Works Cited (pictures) BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO.6, OP.68 "SINFONIA PASTORALE" Beethoven-Haus Bonn - http://www.omifacsimiles.com/brochures/bee6.html
Carl Philip Emanuel Bach - http://www.naxos.com/person/Carl_Philipp_Emanuel_Bach/17646.htm
Classical Era Music - http://www.classicfm.com/discover/periods/classical/classical-music-beginners-guide/
Franklin Flying Kite with his son - http://www.school-for-champions.com/biographies/benjamin_franklin_2.htm
Haydn & Mozart practicing a string quartet - http://coursesite.uhcl.edu/HSH/Whitec/xhist/EnlClassicalMusic.htm
Jane Austen - http://www.austengame.com/about/jane-austen/
Joseph Haydn - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Joseph_Haydn.jpg
Ludwig van Beethoven - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Beethoven.jpg
Mondaufgang am Meer - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Caspar_David_Friedrich_-_Mondaufgang_am_Meer_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
Napoleon - http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/napoleon%20i
Piano-forte 18th century - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Piano-forte_18th_century.JPG
Romantic Composers - http://mbeck.hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Classical-Music
Rothwell Mary Shelley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:RothwellMaryShelley.jpg
Saturn - http://www.eeweems.com/goya/saturn_large.html
Slaves Stopping a Horse - http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/theodore-gericault/slaves-stopping-a-horse-study-for-the-race-of-the-barbarian-horses-1817
Thomas Paine - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Thomas_Paine_by_Matthew_Pratt,_1785-95.jpg
William Blake - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:William_Blake_by_Thomas_Phillips.jpg
William Wordsworth - http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/william-wordsworth
Wolfgang Mozart - http://www.biography.com/people/wolfgang-mozart-9417115 homophonic: characterized by the movement of accompanying parts in the same rhythm as the melody Haydn and Mozart
practicing a string quartet
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