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styles of all composers

Bach's style Calvinist views influencial in music, dedicated work to glory of god, absorbed international style, (german counterpoint, chorale tradition, French dance rhythm, Italian opera, ritornello form, idiomatic writing)
Bach's contribution led the era with his style, developed existing genres rather than making new ones, used all genres except opera, virtuoso organist
Handel's style absorbed same styles as bach(german counterpoint, French overture, Italian opera), use of homo and polyphonic passages, used word painting and sequential writing
Haydn's style themes usually very similar, influenced by folk music, interesting sound effects represented different instruments, very dramatic changes of key, accents, and dynamics
Haydn's contributions regarded as father of symphony and string quartet, contributed to development of sonata form, included slow introductions with ambiguous tonality
mozarts style exemplified classical style, used symmetrical phrases, harmonic language, and was influenced by Mannheim orchestra expansion of wind instruments, adnd J.C. Bach's piano concerto. Created compelling realistic characters,vocal qualities and melodic lyricism
Mozart's contributions developed sonata form, helped establish three movement concerto structure, explored all genres
Beethoven's style bold innovator, superb architect(many revisions), themes grew from short notes, replaced menuet and trio with scherzo and trio, explosive accents, extreme dynamics,
Beethoven's contributions developed classical genres, transformed every genre he touched, incorporated new instruments, (piccolo, trombone, contrabassoon), expanded the range of piano and other improvements
Schubert's style combined classical with romantic, influenced by Mozart's melodic style, Beethoven's symphonic writing, and german romantic poets. used word painting and emotional moods.employed personal emotions
Schubert's contributions increased role of piano, introduced physical intensity, expressed harmonic word painting
Chopin's style wrote almost only for piano, explored harmonic language: chromaticism, unusual modulations, very original and innovative, created new techniques and styles, improvisatory qualities, nationalism in polish dances, influenced by bach and Mozart and bel canto
Chopin's contributions exploited new piano capabilities, employed greater virtuosity,
Debussy's style innovative, influenced by impressionist painters, experimented with structure and phrasing, suggesting rather than depicting, programmatic elements, witty and satirical
Debussy's contributions set poetry to music, explored western and non-western scale systems, innovative approaches to harmony, creative chords, drawn to mythological themes
Alexina Louie's style Combines western and Canadian style, as well as Asian influences. Includes programmatic elements, varied harmonic language, piano music draws on its expressive quality, extensive use of pedal, musical humour, for example burnt toast, quotes Mozart, wagner
Created by: olaurie