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.

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4 Favorite Airs Arranged for the Harp Martin Pierre Dalvimare Aria / Arietta Harp
L'art de jouer de la harpe, Op.12 Jean-Baptiste Cardon Books Harp
Méthode de Harpe François Vincent Corbelin Books Harp
Méthode de harpe Jacques-Georges Cousineau Books Harp
New Welch Music, Op.1 B. Cunnah Books Harp
Nouvelle méthode de harpe, Op.60 Nicholas Charles Bochsa Books Harp
The First Six Weeks Nicholas Charles Bochsa Books Harp
Tutor for the Harp François-Hippolyte Barthélémon Books Harp
Premier Recueil d'airs, ariettes, menuets et gavottes Jean Baur Compilation Harp
42 Dances for Harp Alessandro Favier Dance Harp
Di tanti palpiti Nicholas Charles Bochsa Dance Harp
25 Exercices-études, Op.62 Nicholas Charles Bochsa Etude Harp
72 Exercises and a Capriccio for Harp, Op.41 Federigo Fiorillo Etude Harp
Instructions for the Pedal Harp John Erhardt Weipert Etude Harp
Progressive Lessons for the Pedal Harp, Op.13 John Erhardt Weipert Etude Harp
4 Fantaisies Nicholas Charles Bochsa Fantasy Harp
Impromptu sacrée, Op.200 Nicholas Charles Bochsa Impromptu Harp
A Collection of Pedal Harp Music John Erhardt Weipert Piece Harp
Dal tuo stellato soglio Nicholas Charles Bochsa Piece Harp
Pot-Pourri No.7 Jacques-Georges Cousineau Potpourri Harp