“There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” This quote is by Joseph Haydn, an Austrian composer who was one of the most prominent during the Classical Period. His signature place in this Period was shared with other great composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The music during the Classical Period significantly changed after the Baroque Period. The techniques and tastes during this Period changed from loudly expressive and ornate, to simply beautiful and straightforward. The music of the new Period was light and clear, and it was not alone.
Romantic music was the favored genre of the nineteenth century. There were a variety of elements that influenced romantic compositions during this time - some factors were nationalism, pride, money and social constraints. There was also an introduction of newer, move varied orchestration. also, one characteristic that implied a work of music was romantic was that there was a tension in the climax rather than a release. One composer that stood out during this period was Johannes Brahms, a traditionalist who wanted to honor German musical customs while creating innovative romantic symphonies.
As Mozart grew older he wrote more musical pieces. He wrote these pieces not to be played with childish skill, but with seriousness and delicateness. Mozart’s music had evolved into an overarching style. In this innovation mode, one could listen to Mozart’s music and it would,supposedly raise one’s IQ (“Mozart vs Beethoven”). With the innovation that Mozart added to his music, it changed how concerts were organized.
In this piece there are suggestions of orchestral innovations of the classical era. Mozart keeps the traditional elements such as fugue, added rhythmic interests and different orchestral colorings but also adds a variety of different accompaniment patterns. The piece consists of fourteen movements consisting of the Introitus, Kyrie, Sequentia, Offertorium, Sanctus, Agnus Dei and finally Communium. All the sections starting from Sanctus were not present in the original orchestral composition by Mozart but instead were added by. The first piece starts out with the Introitus, the literal translation for the text goes as follows... ... middle of paper ... ...nstruments in this orchestra increases and emphasizes the drama of the text.
While Beethoven and Berlioz composed their symphonies as complete works Daugherty allows conductors to perform movements separately if they desire. This makes each movement more like a tone poem than a full symphony. It is easy to see though by the Dies Irae in the fifth movement and the storm like atmosphere of the fourth movement how Daugherty was influenced by these two composers who came over one hundred years before him. In conclusion, the programmatic symphony has been used to create some of the greatest works of musical literature in the past two hundred years. In the next century composers will probably follow in these composers’ footsteps and expand the size of the orchestra to create new timbres and tell stories through tone painting in symphonies.
In classical music, there are more changes of the dynamics. Furthermore, composers got rid of the harpsichord because there was no variation of dynamics. On the other hand, pianos were more effective because the composer could play around with the dynamics. For example, at (4:15), the pianist can play high and low notes. The soloist and the orchestra interaction presented the many tone colors Mozart composed into this piece.
Among the many musical types of the period, the classical period is best known for the symphony, a form of a large orchestral ensemble. The symphonic pieces generally had three movements, the sonata, the minuet, and the finale. Building of the achievements of earlier composers, Haydn, and Mozart brought the symphony to it's peak in the last 20 years of the 18th century. Haydn excelled in rhythmic drive and development of theme-based music. Mozart also added to the symphony by contrasting memorable lyric themes in very full sounding orchestral settings.
From the string quartet, to the modernization of the symphony, there are many different innovations that we owe to the Classical Period of music, which started in 1775 and ended in 1825. Although it was based on the humanistic principles of the Age of Enlightenment, it would still ultimately produce such amazing innovations as adding the choir to symphony pieces, and other advancements. Finally, it produced such amazing artists such as Joseph Haydn, and Ludwig van Beethoven, whose music is today revered and enjoyed all over the world. The Classical era in the history of classical music lasted from approximately 1775-1825. This title was given because during this era, many people were reading the classical works from Greco-Roman culture, such as books by Plato or Aristotle (Kansas University).
The seeds of the Classical age were sown by a number of composers whose names are now, for the most part, forgotten. They were representative of a period which is variously described as rococo, a gradual move away from the Baroque style, or galante, a style characterized by symmetry and balance. It was this style that came to dominate the music of the latter half of the 18th century through three composers of extraordinary significance: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and, later, Ludwig van Beethoven. Music from the Classical period is characterized by balance, simplicity, and logic which make it easy to understand. The general public related quickly to simple, shorter melodic phrases and uncomplicated accompaniments.
Of course, the trend of music has been changing all the time. Classical music, compared with modern pop music, is really different than the last one. However, great music are still listened by people; therefore, it does not matter when they were composed neither who composed them. Classical music is one of the categories that is old, but people still enjoy to listen to it. The ones of the famous great Classical music composers, Ludwig van Beethoven who is well known for his deafness and work which is Choral: Symphony No.9, Frederic Chopin for Minute Waltz, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, and Peter Tchaikovsky are influenced by one Classical music composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.