Classical 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.
2 Viola Sonatas, Op.3 (BI 324, 325) Alessandro Rolla Sonata Viola
8 Variations on "Ein Weib ist das herrlichste Ding", K.613 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Theme and Variations Piano
Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K.594 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasy Organ
Allegro in B-flat major, K.3 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piece Piano
Alleluia, Confitemini e Laudate Manoel Dias de Oliveira Cantata Viola
Andante and Variations, Op.83a Felix Mendelssohn Theme and Variations Piano 4 hands
Cantemus Domino Manoel Dias de Oliveira Song Choir and Orchestra
Concerto in B, Op.10, No.5, 1, 4 Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Chamber group
Divertimento in E-flat major, K.113 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Orchestra
Dominica in Palmis Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Fantasie for String Quartet, Op.40 Andreas Romberg Quartet String Quartet
Gloria laus Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Chorale Choir and Instrument
Harpsichord Sonata in C minor Giovanni Battista Pescetti Sonata Harpsichord
Henry IV Jean Paul Egide Martini Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
La clemenza di Tito, K.621 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Magnificat in D major Manoel Dias de Oliveira Sacred Mass Choir and Orchestra
Matinas do Sábado Santo Manoel Dias de Oliveira Cantata Choir and Orchestra
Miserere No.1 Manoel Dias de Oliveira Sacred Mass Organ
Miserere No.2 Manoel Dias de Oliveira Sacred Mass Choir
Missa para Quarta-feira de Cinzas Emerico Lobo de Mesquita Sacred Mass Choir and Instrument
Popular composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Antonio Vivaldi  ·  Various  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Giuseppe Verdi  ·  Muzio Clementi  ·  Luigi Boccherini  ·  Mauro Giuliani  ·  Fernando Sor  ·  Johann Nepomuk Hummel  ·  Carl Friedrich Abel  ·  Anton Diabelli  ·  Alessandro Rolla  ·  Ferdinando Carulli  ·  Domenico Cimarosa  ·  Christoph Willibald Gluck  ·  Giuseppe Maria Cambini  ·  Baldassare Galuppi  ·  Franz Anton Hoffmeister  ·  Anton Reicha  ·  William Boyce  ·  Michael Haydn  ·  Giulio Regondi  ·  Michael Henkel  ·  Franz Danzi  ·  Manoel Dias de Oliveira  ·  Claude-Bénigne Balbastre  ·  François Adrien Boieldieu  ·  Johann Philipp Kirnberger  ·  Emerico Lobo de Mesquita  ·  Maria Theresia von Paradis  ·  Charles Wesley  ·  Louis-Emmanuel Jadin  ·  Karl Stamitz  ·  Ludwig Spohr  ·  Richard Tauber  ·  Francesco Gasparini  ·  Johann Gottlob Werner  ·  Hyacinthe Jadin  ·  Gaspare Spontini  ·  Johann Melchior Dreyer  ·  Michael Samuel David Gattermann  ·  José Lidon  ·  Andreas Romberg  ·  Christian Michael Wolff  ·  José Pacheco
Instruments Bassoon  ·  Cello  ·  Chamber group  ·  Choir  ·  Choir and Instrument  ·  Choir and Orchestra  ·  Clarinet  ·  Flute  ·  Guitar  ·  Harpsichord  ·  Horn  ·  N/A  ·  Open Instrumentation  ·  Orchestra  ·  Organ  ·  Piano  ·  Piano 4 hands  ·  Piano and orchestra  ·  Solo Instrument and Piano  ·  Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra  ·  String Orchestra  ·  String Quartet  ·  String Trio  ·  Trumpet  ·  Viola  ·  Viola da gamba  ·  Violin  ·  Voice(s) and Orchestra  ·  Voice(s) and Piano  ·  Wind Ensemble
Forms Aria / Arietta  ·  Books  ·  Cantata  ·  Chaconne  ·  Chorale  ·  Chorale Prelude  ·  Compilation  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Duet  ·  Etude  ·  Fantasy  ·  Funeral Music  ·  March  ·  Minuet  ·  Motet  ·  Nocturne  ·  Octet  ·  Opera / Operetta  ·  Oratorio  ·  Overture  ·  Partita  ·  Piano piece  ·  Piece  ·  Prelude  ·  Quartet  ·  Quintet  ·  Rondo  ·  Sacred Mass  ·  Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation  ·  Sextet  ·  Sonata  ·  Sonatina  ·  Song  ·  Song Cycle  ·  Suite  ·  Symphony  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Trio  ·  Waltz