Classical Period 1750-1820. Order Symmetry Balance. Abstract Music. Symphony Concerto Chamber Music (String Quartet) Sonata. Viennese School Composers. Mozart Haydn Beethoven Schubert. Patronage system. Composers were dependent on employers (kings, princes, queens). Later . . . .
The Classical Sonata . . . An instrumental work written for one or two instruments, consisting of 3 or 4 contrasting movements. The movements followed the basic same multi-movement structure as the symphony, string quartet and concerto.