Essay about The Classical Period Of Mozart And Haydn

1234 Words Nov 24th, 2015 5 Pages
The Classical period, ranging from 1750 until 1825, “reflected general philosophical outlook that valued reason, balance, symmetry, and elegance. It also reflected the tastes of the wealthy ruling class that paid for it.” (Chiego 11) The classical period resulted in many great composers and compositions. Two of the most well-known composers of the Classical period are Mozart and Haydn. Both of these composers had a major influence on the periods of music that followed them. This paper will discuss the life of Mozart, the life of Haydn, and compare what influences had an impact on their musical style and compositions. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was “a musician capable of playing of playing multiple instruments who started playing in public at the age of 6”. (B. Editors) Born to Leopold and Maria Pertl Mozart on January 27, 1756, Wolfgang Mozart and his sister Marianne were the only two of Leopold and Maria’s six children who survived infancy. “He was an enormously famous child prodigy, so astonishing were his talents…that on several occasions he was compared to the Christ child” (Kehoe). After his father began teaching his sister how to play the keyboard, Mozart began to mimic her and began to “show a strong understanding of chords, tonality, and tempo” at the very young age of three. (B. Editors) He soon began excelling above what his father had taught him, writing an early composition at the age of five and demonstrating his amazing ability of on the clarinet and violin. One…

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