Classic Period Music Analysis

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The Classic Period was a time period between the years 1750 and 1820. During the Classic Period, there was three main composers that stood out from everyone else – Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. That textbook states, “Even those who know very little about art music usually know something about Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven” (“Music of the Classic Period”). Though each was successful alone, whenever the three crossed paths in Vienna, history was made. Each composer gave a unique quality to classical music that will never be forgotten. Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven had a profound impact on music and what it is today. Joseph Haydn, a composer from Austria, was born in 1732. At the age of eight, Haydn, being recruited into the school’s singing choir, enrolled at St. …show more content…
Mozart, born in 1756, was also a composer from Austria. Mozart was unique from other composers. One article states, “Unlike any other composer in musical history, he wrote in all the musical genres of his day and excelled in every one” (“Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”). Mozart became active in the music world at a very young age. Mozart began playing the piano at the age of three. By the time he was five, he had already written a mini allegro. By the age of fourteen, his first opera, Mitridate re di Ponto, was written. After moving to Vienna in 1781, Mozart and his wife, Constanze Weber, lived a luxurious life. Mozart, at the time, was making good and his career was going strong. In 1786, his operas, The Marriage of Figaro and The Abduction from the Seraglio, were great successes. Unfortunately, after all the hype died down from his operas, Mozart went into a financial crisis. During the last year of Mozart’s life, the music industry gained a lot from Mozart. In his last year, Mozart created what is identified as his finest symphonies and compositions. At the young age of thirty-five, Mozart left this world, but not without making an

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