What replaced the Harpsichord?
Woodwind and brass sections became standard
Newly invented clarinet joined woodwind
Basso continuo was no longer used
Basic features of classical
Focus on balance proportion, order, clarity and control.
Used more than one mood throughout a peice - chnged in mood and charracter.
Use of dynamics.
Balance between structure and expressiveness and emotion.
Gracefil and regularly phrased melodic line.
Homophonic texture - melody and accompaniment.
Melody dominated texture.
Chords used for structural purposes
a piece for one or more soloists and orchestra with three contrasting movements
1. An ensemble of four musicians playing stringed instruments, usually two violins, a viola, and a cello. 2. A composition for such a group.
Large scale genre for orchestra in three or four movements
Fast Tempo and usaully in sonata form
Slow tempo and various forms are used (ternary, theme and variations)
Minuet and trio (or scherzo and trio)
A composition for one or more solo instruments, one of which is usually a keyboard instrument, usually consisting of three or four independent movements varying in key, mood, and tempo.