Ch 13: The Classical Era in Music

About This Chapter

Watch these fun, short video lessons to learn about Classical era composers, instrumentation and form. Each lesson has a multiple-choice quiz you can use to check your understanding of these music topics.

The Classical Era in Music - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In the Classical era in music, composers focused on clarity in their music. The Classical era is also characterized by the rise of orchestral music versus vocals. During this period, the orchestra gained additional musical instruments, such as flutes and oboes. Musical styles evolved with the introduction of the sonata and rococo. Shorter phrases became more pronounced in the music from this period, and broken chord accompaniments were common. In this chapter's lessons, you'll learn about:

  • The connection between music and art in this period
  • Well-known composers, such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven
  • Instrumental music during this era

Video Objective
Classical Music and Art: How Music Connected to Art in the Classical Period Discover the connection between art and music of this period.
Classical Era Opera: Mozart and Popular Operas Examine the popular operas from this era.
Instrumental Music in the Classical Era Understand classical instrumental music and its types.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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