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:
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 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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