Classical Composers & Forms

Get facts about the Classical style period (1775-1870)

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Kahoot game reviewing Classical Composers here.

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Learn more about the three main composers (Part 1)

For those who can read and are interested in digging a little deeper, read the following post by Classical Era Music: A Beginner's Guide.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ludwig van Beethoven

Franz Joseph Haydn

For those who can read.

Learn more about the Classical forms (Part 2)

1. Theme and Variations

Mozart's variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle." Performed by Natalie Schwamova.

2. String Quartet

Haydn Op 76 No. 2, First Movement. Performed by Attacca Quartet.

3. Rondo

Beethoven's Fur Elise with a Ragtime twist. Performed by Daniel Mele.

Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca" from Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K 331. Performed by The Abaca String Band. (Originally for solo piano.)

4. Sonata

Mozart's Sonata for Two pianos in D Major, K 448. Performed by Anderson and Roe.

Beethoven, Adagio Cantabile, second movement from Sonata Pathétique No. 8, op. 13. Performed by Yundi.

Muzio Clementi's Sonatina, Op 36 No 1, Performed by Cory Hall.

5. Concerto

Mozart's Concerto No.13 in C Major. Performed by Mitsuko Uchida.

6. Opera

From Mozart's Magic Flute, "Queen of the Night.” Performed by Diana Damrau.

7. Requiem

Mozart's Requiem: "Lacrimosa." Conducted by Herbert von Karajan.

8. Symphony

Haydn's Symphony No. 94 "Surprise." Performed by Berlin Philharmonic.

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Or titled here as "Beethoven's Wig."

Check out these Bonus videos (Part 3)

The look of the period and Mozart's genius as shown in the movie "Amadeus.”

Beethoven according to Peanuts.

BONUS! Hip Hop and Beethoven!

BONUS! What does Beethoven's 5th look like on a bicycle?