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The Classical Era

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Which composer's death marked the end of the Baroque Era? J.S. Bach
What are the dates of the Classical Era? 1750 - 1825
What do we call a work in several movements for one or more instruments? sonata
Explain the difference between Baroque and Classical music. Baroque music was grand, intricate, and sometimes pompous. Classical music was more simple, more direct, and more accessible to everyday people.
Explain how Mozart and Vivaldi were similar in their style of concerto composition. Both used same basic organization of movements: fast-slow-fast
How did Mozart's concertos differ from Vivaldi's? 1. Mozart used a larger orchestra including woodwinds, trumpets, horns, and timpani 2. Mozart blended solo parts with tutti, whereas Vivaldi alternated between the two. 3. Mozart used fully developed themes instead of Vivaldi's short motives.
What is it called when all the instruments or voices perform together? tutti
What do we call an extended work for orchestra with several contrasting movements? symphony
What instrument became more popular in the Classical Era? piano
Who were the three key composers of the Classical Era? Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven
Which of the three key composers of the Classical Era was a child prodigy? Mozart
Which of the three key composers of the Classical Era influenced the music of the other two key composers? Haydn
What was Franz Joseph Haydn's nickname? Papa Haydn or Father of the Symphony
Which composer only lived to be 35 years old? Mozart
Which composer had an overbearing father who abused him? Beethoven
Which composer became deaf in his late twenties? Beethoven
Who composed Symphony No. 101 in D Major (The Clock)? Haydn
Which composer was employed by the Esterhazy family for 30 years? Haydn
Which composer's home can you visit in Bonn, Germany? Beethoven
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