Busy Kids Love Music
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Episode 79: The Classical Era


We are continuing our series on the four major music periods of Western classical music by learning about…the Classical Era! Confused? We use ‘classical music’ (small C) as an umbrella term for Western instrumental, orchestral and choral (sung) music. But the Classical (big C!) era refers specifically to music that was composed between the years 1750 and 1820. This is the second of the 4 major periods, and many of the most well-known composers of all-time, such as Beethoven and Mozart, wrote during this period.

Be sure to check out all the links I’ve included below to learn more about some of the composers from this period that we’ve discussed previously on the podcast.



Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Episode 78: The Baroque Era

Previous Episodes About Classical Composers:

Episode 17: Haydn – Musical Prankster

Episode 31: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges

Episode 36: The Life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Episode 11: The Symphony

Episode 12: Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies

Music Heard in this Episode:

Mozart – The Piano Sonata No 16 in C major

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart

Joseph Haydn – Piano Concerto No. 11 in D major, Hob. XVIII/11 – Mikhail Pletnev

Beethoven: 1. Sinfonie ∙ hr-Sinfonieorchester ∙ Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Music Listening Schedule for Episode 79

I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes music from today’s episode as well as additional music from the Classical Era. You can view the videos I’ve complied here.

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