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.
Piano Sonata no. 11, K. 331 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 8 in C minor 'Pathetique', Op. 13 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Violin Concerto in D major, Op.61 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Violin
Bassoon Concerto in Bb, K. 191 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
6 Sonatinas, Op. 36 Muzio Clementi Sonatina Piano
Piano Concerto no. 3 in Cm, Op. 37 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 1 in Fm, Op. 2 no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 12, K. 332 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
Piano Sonata no. 16 'Facile', K. 545 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Funeral Music Orchestra
Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Clarinet
Piano Concerto no. 1 in C, Op. 15 Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto Piano and orchestra
Piano Concerto no. 10 in E flat major, K. 365/316a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto Piano and orchestra
Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major, WK 155 Carl Friedrich Abel Sonata Viola da gamba
Misera, dove son!, K.369 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Aria / Arietta Voice(s) and Orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 10 in C major, K. 330 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Piano
12 Variations on a French Nursery Theme K 265/300e Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Theme and Variations Piano
Piano Sonata no. 5 in Cm, Op. 10, no. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Motet Choir and Orchestra
Piano Sonata no. 21 in C major 'Waldstein', Op. 53 Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata Piano
Compositores destacados 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