AOS1: Structure in Western Classical Music

  • Baroque period
  • Classical period
  • Romantic Period
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  • Created on: 17-04-10 16:05

Baroque 1600 - 1750

Composers:

  • Handel
  • Bach
  • Vivaldi
  • Monteverdi
  • Purcell

Features:

  • Usually has a harpsichord
  • Use of imitation and sequences
  • Frequent use of ornaments
  • Regular time signature
  • Clear major and minor sections
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Classical 1750 - 1810

Composers:

  • Mozart
  • Haydn

Features:

  • Clear homophonic texture
  • Dynamics
  • A melody which keeps repeating
  • Bigger orchestra
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Romantic 1810 - 1910

Composers:

  • Beethoven
  • Brahms
  • Wagner
  • Chopin
  • Debussy

Features:

  • Tells a story
  • Bigger orchestra
  • Emotional
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