Orchestral Music History: An Examination of Orchestral Works from 1150 CE to Present Day

Part 4 • 10m 30s beginner Beginner
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

Part 4: Classical Period

  • Timeline: c.1750-c.1830
  • The birth of sonata form and an emphasis on structural clarity
  • Development of modern concerto, symphony, sonata, trio and quartet
  • Growth of the orchestra and an expansion of the harmonic palette

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