Classical / Solo Instrument and Piano 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
Violin sonata no. 21, K. 304 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
2 Rondos for Piano and Guitar Mauro Giuliani Rondo Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 18, K. 301 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Variations on a theme from The Magic Flute, Op. 66 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 26 in Bb, K. 378 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin / Flute Sonata in G, after Hob. III:81 Franz Joseph Haydn Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello Sonata no.1, Op.5 no.1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Sonatina for Guitar and Piano, Op. 68 Anton Diabelli Sonatina Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin sonata no. 8 in G, Op. 30 no. 3 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin sonata no. 1, Op. 12 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Cello Sonata no. 2, Op. 5 no.2 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 32 in Bb, K. 454 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 3 in Eb, Op. 12 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin sonata no. 4 in Am, Op. 23 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 20, K. 303 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 6 in A, Op. 30 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin sonata no. 2, Op. 12 no. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 19, K. 302 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Flute Sonata in B flat major, H. 552 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
Violin Sonata no. 23, K. 306 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano