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What are the 4 periods of music?

Really simply put, there are four periods in the history of Western classical music: baroque, classical, romantic, and 20th century.

What are the three periods of Western music history?

The three main western art Periods. These include Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras.

How do baroque Classical and romanticism differ?

Baroque music is tuneful and very organized and melodies tend to be highly decorated and elaborate. Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven composed during the Classical Period. Music from the Classical Period is orderly, balanced and clear. Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann composed during the Romantic Period.

How is Baroque Classical and romanticism different?

Baroque: counterpoint – listen for one part entering after another, a bit like a round or canon. Ornamented melody line (trills and twiddles). Strong bass line, often a bit like a second melody. Romantic: pieces feel bigger, both in terms of notes used and bigger dynamic ranges.

What did Romantic period music sound like?

The Romantic period started around 1830 and ended around 1900, as compositions became increasingly expressive and inventive. Expansive symphonies, virtuosic piano music, dramatic operas, and passionate songs took inspiration from art and literature.

What came after the Romantic era in music?

Originated in Western Europe during the Middle Ages, it is classified into eras: the Medieval (500–1400), Renaissance (1400–1600), Baroque (1600–1750), Classical (1750–1820), Romantic (1800–1910), Modernist (1890–1975) and Postmodern/Contemporary (1950–present) eras.

Where did Romantic music originated?

The Romantic movement was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe and strengthened in reaction to the Industrial Revolution (Encyclopædia Britannica n.d.).

When was the Baroque style?

Baroque music is a style of Western art music composed from approximately 1600 to 1750. This era followed the Renaissance, and was followed in turn by the Classical era.

Who are the composers of the Romantic period?

Key composers: Mozart; Haydn; Gluck; Beethoven; Boccherini Romantic Period (Approx: 1820 – 1900) As the Classical period wanes, Beethoven is the one composer who almost single handily ushered in the new musical period. This period of music sees immense advances in musical thinking.

What are the different periods of classical music?

The history of Western Classical Music can be broadly divided into the following periods; Medieval; Renaissance; Baroque; Classical; Romantic and Modern. In this article, I am going to explore these key periods of music and highlight some of their musical features and their most prolific composers.

What’s the difference between classical music and romantic music?

Classical music often refers to Western European art music as a whole. However, the classical era actually refers to the last half of the 18th century and the first part of the 19th century. It was preceded by the baroque era and followed by the romantic era.