History Of Music Overview
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Period Dates Composers Instruments Interesting facts
Middle Ages 400-1400 de Machaut, Guillaume;Leonin;Perotin voice orgaum are only at that time from 850-1300
Renaissance 1400-1600 Desprez, Josquin ;Dufay; STRING;WIND;KEYBOARD; age of humanism-"Rebirth"
Baroque 1600-1750 J.S BACH, Vivaldi, handel, KEYBOARD, string many new genres like Opera,Oratorio,Concerto and sonata
Classical 1750-1820 Beethoven;Haydn;Mozart; keyboard;string The classical style was dominated by homophony;The orchestra gained more color and flexibility as clarinets, flutes, oboes, and bassoons became permanent members of the orchestra
Romantic 1850 - 1920 Brahms;Chopin;Schubert;Tchaikovsky piano;Woodwinds;string; it was a period of great change and emancipation; One of the new forms was the symphonic poem
20th Century 1900 - Present Bartok;Stravinsky piano;Woodwinds;string; many new terms for musical styles

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