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  1. Classical Music 1750-1825

  2. What was happening in the world? • Cultural movement modeled after Classical Antiquity • Classical Antiquity- emphasis on Greece during the time of Homer and the decline of the Roman Empire. • Simplicity and Clean Structure became common themes in literature, architecture, society, and music. • Isaac Newton was nearing the end of his life at the beginning of the Classical Period • His formulas and theories demonstrated the organized ideology and characteristics of Classicism

  3. French Revolution 1789-1799 • American Revolutionary War 1775-1783 • Marie Antoinette loses her head 1755-1793 • Benjamin Franklin • Scientific revolution • Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815

  4. What was going on in music? • In reflection of the Classicism movement, music developed similar characteristics • Clean and organized forms (structure) • Sonata • Sonata Allegro From • Exposition, Development, and Recapitulation • Clear motifs and themes • Repeated within the form • Strict tonal structure • Harmonic relationships • Tonic and Dominant

  5. Con’t • Homophony • Clear melody and subordinate harmony • Abrupt changes in mood • Dynamics • Subito= suddenly • subito p • subito f • Contrasting themes