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.

标题 作曲者 形式 乐器
3 Keyboard Duets, Op.11 Johannes Colizzi Duet Piano 4 hands
Duet on a Favorite Russian Air, H.10 John Field Duet Piano 4 hands
Duettino concertante nach Mozart, BV B 88 Ferruccio Busoni Duet Piano 4 hands
Grand Duo, Op.32e Jan Ladislav Dussek Duet Piano 4 hands
Gavotte in G minor Matthew Camidge Gavotte Piano 4 hands
March from the Opera 'Aline' with Variations, Op.148 No.1 Ferdinand Ries March Piano 4 hands
March No.1 for Piano 4-Hands Johann Anton André March Piano 4 hands
Nocturne, Theme and Variations, Op.99 Johann Nepomuk Hummel Nocturne Piano 4 hands
12 Pièces progressives, Op.44 Johann Anton André Piano piece Piano 4 hands
Introduction et rondeau espagnol, Op.34 Alexander Fesca Piano piece Piano 4 hands
Sonata for Piano 3-Hands in C major Ernst Wilhelm Wolf Piano piece Piano 4 hands
Allegro in G major, K.357/497a Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piece Piano 4 hands
Allegro pathetique for Piano 4-hands, Op.123 Friedrich Kuhlau Piece Piano 4 hands
Andantino in F major Johann Baptist Vanhal Piece Piano 4 hands
Polonaise en rondeau Franz Anton Hoffmeister Polonaise Piano 4 hands
Polonaise No.1, Op.41 Ferdinand Ries Polonaise Piano 4 hands
Polonaise No.2, Op.93 Ferdinand Ries Polonaise Piano 4 hands
Polonaise No.4, Op.140 Ferdinand Ries Polonaise Piano 4 hands
Adagio and Rondo for Piano 4-Hands, Op.124 Friedrich Kuhlau Rondo Piano 4 hands
6 Divertissements, Op.18 Johann Anton André Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Piano 4 hands