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Treatise on Harmony
by Jean philippe rameau. 1722. set forth concepts that served as a point of departure for modern music theory.
Characteristics of classical style
-simple, singable melodies
-folk and popular elements
-development of motifs
-regular rhythms
-stress on formal designs
from austria. 1732-1809. worked under the patronage of the esterhazy court. remembered for the development of the symphony and string quartet. sang in a choir.
Lived in Vienna for a large portion of his life. wrote over 100 symphonies. one of his best known symphonies was symphony no. 94.
1756-1791. child prodigy, started writing music before age five. made significant contributions to all music genres. worked under the patronage system at first. most famous works were Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and the Marriage of Figaro. makes dramatic, emotional music. wrote lots of operas and solo piano works.
His music characterizes the transition from classical to romantic era. born in germany, lived in vienna. wrote nine symphonies, his fifth symphony is the best known composition.
lost his hearing. his compositional activity fell into three periods.
The classical symphony
Had its roots in italian opera overture. generally set in the standard four-movement structure: fast, slow, moderate dance, then fast.