Classical / Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation 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
Serenade no. 13 'A little night music', K. 525 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Orchestra
Divertimento in F major, K. 138/125c Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Quartet
A Musical Joke, K. 522 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
Serenade no. 11 in Eb, K. 375 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Wind Ensemble
Trio in Eb, Op. 38 Ludwig van Beethoven Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group
Divertimento in D, Hob. XVI:19 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Piano
Divertimento in D major, K.136/125a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Quartet
Divertimento in D major, K. 334/320b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group
Divertimento in C major, Hob. XVI:1 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Harpsichord
Serenade no. 9 in D major 'Posthorn', K. 320 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
Serenade no. 5 in D, K. 204/213a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
3 Sérénades, Op. 96 Ferdinando Carulli Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Guitar
Divertimento in D, K. 205/167A Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
Divertimento in A flat major, Hob. XVI:46 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Piano
Serenade no. 9 in D 'Posthorn', K. 320 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
Divertimento in E-flat major, K.113 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra