Classical Music: Baroque (07:01)
From 1600 to 1750, music was complex and ornamental. Learn about rhythm components, chords, and composition elements with overviews of Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. Instrumental forms include the suite, sonata, concerto grosso, and fugue.
Classical Music: Classicism (06:56)
From 1750 to 1830, music was inspired by simplicity. Orchestra size increased, new instruments emerged, and symphonies, operas and chamber music became popular. Homophony, dynamic phrases, and seventh chords provided variation to compositions. Composers include: Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert.
Classical Music: the Romantic Period (07:19)
From 1830 to 1900, composers were inspired by literature, art, and nature to create music expressing emotion. Form and structure became less important, rhythms featured syncopation and variety,and melodies featured unpredictable chromatic leaps and dissonance. Composers include: Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Wagner.
Credits: Introducing Classical Music (00:09)
Credits: Introducing Classical Music
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