Classical / Ludwig van Beethoven music

The Classical period of Western academic music is usually accepted to range from around 1750 to the late 1810's. It followed from the Baroque period and was in turn succeeded by the Romantic era. Music became generally lighter in terms of textural density, emphasizing elegance in place of the Baroque's serious and dramatic delivery. This resulted in a clearer tonal structure emerging from compositions. Though the style became arguably less passionate, the use of contrast became more pronounced than before. Instrumental music gained importance, and the orchestra grew in size and consolidated, approximating its modern form. The harpsichord was eventually replaced by the pianoforte, and many solo and chamber genres emerged, of which the sonata developed the most. In general terms, the Classical period can be defined as the time when most of the modern musical concepts consolidated. The best known composers from this period are Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert; other notable names include Muzio Clementi, Antonio Salieri, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. Beethoven, and sometimes Schubert, have been traditionally regarded as transitional figures between the Classical and Romantic periods. The term 'classical music' is often used colloquially to define all Western academic music.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique', Op. 13 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Violin
Piano Concerto no. 3 in Cm, Op. 37 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 1 in Fm, Op. 2 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Concerto no. 1 in C, Op. 15 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 5 in Cm, Op. 10, no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 3 in C, Op. 2 no. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Wind Octet in E flat major, Op. 103 Ludwig van Beethoven Octet Wind Ensemble
10 Variations on 'La stessa, la stessissima' by Salieri, WoO 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Piano
Piano Sonata no. 9 in E major, Op. 14 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
6 Minuets, WoO 10 Ludwig van Beethoven Minuet Piano
String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18, No. 6 Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet String Quartet
12 German Dances, WoO 8 Ludwig van Beethoven Dance Orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 6 in F, Op. 10 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
12 Contredanses for Orchestra, WoO 14 Ludwig van Beethoven Dance Orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 10 in G major, Op. 14 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 2 in A, Op. 2 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 4 in Eb, Op. 7 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano