THE CLASSICAL PERIOD. 1750-1820. Period of rationalization/Age of reason French Revolution: rise of lower and middle classes, decline of nobility. Napoleonic wars. American revolution. American declaration of independence. Invention of cotton, gin, and steamboat. A. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.
Sonata- composed mostly for the piano, or another instrument accompanied by the piano
4. Chamber Music- written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber