Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 79: The Classical Era


As our musical journey through the epochs of Western classical music continues, we find ourselves immersed in the refined elegance of the Classical Era. In Episode #79 of Busy Kids Love Music, we unravel the secrets of this period that defined an age and shaped the works of renowned composers like Mozart and Beethoven.

**Demystifying the Terminology:**
Before we dive into the symphonies and sonatas of the Classical Era, let’s clear up a common misconception. While we often use the term ‘classical music’ broadly, the Classical Era (with a big C!) specifically spans the years 1750 to 1820. This era is the second chapter in our exploration of the four major periods of Western classical music.

**Melodic Mastery:**
What sets the Classical Era apart? Tune in to discover the distinct characteristics that make this period a melodious marvel. Unlike the intricate melodies of the Baroque era, the Classical period introduces a noticeable shift—music becomes more accessible, and you can easily find yourself humming along to the enchanting tunes.

**Harmony and Structure:**
Classical compositions are marked by a sense of balance, clarity, and structural elegance. Discover the harmonious interplay of instruments and the meticulous construction of symphonies that define the Classical Era’s unique musical language.

**Tune in, Hum Along:**
Whether you’re a seasoned classical music enthusiast or just beginning your musical exploration, Episode #79 promises to be a delightful journey through the refined sounds of the Classical Era. Get ready to appreciate the melodic mastery that has left an indelible mark on the world of classical music.

**Stay Tuned for More Musical Chronicles:**
As we venture through the rich tapestry of classical music, our series will soon explore the Romantic and Contemporary periods, offering a comprehensive understanding of the diverse landscape of Western classical music.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your musical knowledge and appreciation. Tune in to Busy Kids Love Music and let the Classical Era enchant your ears and enrich your understanding of the timeless world of classical music.



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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