Classical / Chamber group 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
Concerto in B, Op.10, No.5, 1, 4 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Chamber group
Duet for Flute and Violin in G major Franz Anton Hoffmeister Duet Chamber group
Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet Chamber group
Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet Chamber group
Piano Quartet in Gm, K. 478 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quartet Chamber group
String Quintet in C major Luigi Boccherini Quartet Chamber group
Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16 Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet Chamber group
Quintet in Eb, K.452 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet in C major, Op. 29 Ludwig van Beethoven Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet no. 3 in C major, K. 515 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet no. 4 in Gm, K. 516 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet no. 6 in E flat major, K. 614 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet No.1 in B-flat major, K.174 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
String Quintet No.5 in D major, K.593 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Quintet Chamber group
Divertimento in D major, K. 334/320b Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group
Trio in Eb, Op. 38 Ludwig van Beethoven Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group
Sextet in E flat major, Op. 81b Ludwig van Beethoven Sextet Chamber group
Church Sonata no. 1 in Eb, K. 67 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Chamber group
Church Sonata no. 1 in Eb, K. 67 (Trumpet arr.) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Chamber group