Key features of the classical period As exemplified by Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto and Mozart’s EineKleineNachtmusik
Listen to EineKleineNachtmusikby W.A. Mozart What is the name of the type of ensemble playing? Which instrument is playing the melody? What are the other instruments doing? Violin 2? Viola? ‘Cello? What is the name of the texture that you generally hear in this extract? What about the phrase-lengths?
Listen to Mozart’s Piano Sonata K545 Identify the instrument playing! How would you describe the texture of this music? What are the roles of the RH and LH? Can you describe the bassline?
Listen to the 1st movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto OPENING – 0:36 Comment on the interaction between the families of the orchestra and the soloist 5:08 – 6:08 Comment on the use of the trumpet in this passage