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Week 7 Vocab.


Classical Era the era between 1750-1820
Famous names for this era Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, King Louis XIV, Napoleon Bonaparte
Patronage System during classical era musicans worked under this system; muscians worked under the king or church, produced what their employer needed
During this time period.... musicans began to write music they liked
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1756-1791, well known muscian from classical era
Franz Joseph Haydn popular classical composer from Austria
Ludwig Van Beethoven German composer and pianist; went deaf, but still composed music
Secular and Sacred Music during the classical era were very popular
Secular non-religious music
Sacred music performed for religious use
During the classical era.... the piano became a popular household instrument
Harpsichord replaced by the piano, could only play one dynamic level
Dynamics degree of loudness or softness in the music
Dynamic markings written in the music so that the performers would know exactly what to do
p (piano) soft
f (forte) loud
mp (mezzo piano) moderatley soft
mf (mezzo forte) moderatley loud
pp (pianissimo) VERY soft
ff (fortissimo) VERY loud
Crescendo gradually get louder <
Decresendo gradually get softer >
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