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.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
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
Flute Concerto in G, K. 313 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 13, K. 333 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
The Magic Flute, K. 620 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera / Operetta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1 Franz Joseph Haydn Concerto Cello
Piano Sonata no. 8, K. 310 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
Sonata no. 5 in G, K. 283 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
Wind Octet in E flat major, Op. 103 Ludwig van Beethoven Octet Wind Ensemble
Overture to The marriage of Figaro, K. 492, brass quintet arr. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture Wind Ensemble
Flute and Harp Concerto in C major, K.299/297c Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Oboe Concerto in C, K.314/271k Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture Orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
10 Variations on 'La stessa, la stessissima' by Salieri, WoO 73 Ludwig van Beethoven Theme and Variations Piano
Serenade no. 13 'A little night music', K. 525 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Orchestra
Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C, K. 521 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano 4 hands
Fantasia in Cm, K. 475 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasy Piano
Fantasia in D minor, K. 397 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Fantasy Piano
Divertimento in F major, K. 138/125c Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation String Quartet
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