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The Baroque Period
In mapping out the historical periods and important musical developments in the history of western art music, we start with the Baroque Period, typically considered the period of time ranging from 1600 to 1750.
The Classical Period
Learn all about the Classical Period in Western Music History. Ranging from around 1750 to about 1820, this is the period that brought us some of the most notable and popular names in the craft, including three of the biggest - Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
The Romantic Period
Welcome to the Romantic Period! One of the most well known eras in western classical music. Many of the expressive and ideological characteristics of music created during this period have lingered into the modern day, and the Romantic "sound" continues to inform a great deal of what we expect from the music we listen to.
Modernism in Music
As western art music moved into modern times it was a period of upheaval and change in history. The volatility around the world led to upheaval and innovation in the arts and sciences. With these changes classical music changed in many ways, developing new genres and styles and encouraging experimentation.
Postmodernism in Music
Explore the developments of modern classical music as it evolved into the 20th century. Many musicologists believe that we're still in the postmodern period, with many of today's developments and trends being continuations or reactions to the three main branches of Postmodern concern: total control, minimal control, and historical reinvigoration.
Brief biographies of specific composers. Learn about the lives and musical characteristics of important figures in the history of western classical music. Delve into the lives of your favorite composers!
Ludwig van Beethoven - Few historical composers have proved as popular and resilient throughout the years as Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven's music is everywhere, from films, to commercials, to classrooms, and many of his themes are among the most well-known in all of Western art music.
Scott Joplin - In this video we'll explore the life and music of Scott Joplin, one of the most prominent African-American composers of the past 150 years. We'll look into Joplin's origins in the post-Civil War South, and follow his trajectory up the Mississippi River, and ultimately to New York City.
More coming soon! - We have many more composer bios planned. We will cover the masters of classical music such as Chopin, Mozart, Handel and More! If you have a specific composer you would like to see a biography on please reach out to us!
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