Neoclassical And Classical Period
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Neoclassical And Classical Period

on

  • 6,904 views

 

Statistics

Views

Total Views
6,904
Views on SlideShare
6,899
Embed Views
5

Actions

Likes
2
Downloads
84
Comments
1

1 Embed 5

http://www.slideshare.net 5

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Microsoft PowerPoint

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
  • The title of these slides shouldn't be titled 'Neoclassical and Classical Period', only 'Classical Period'. The neoclassical period was a period inspired by the classical period. The height of the neoclassical period occurred between the two World Wars. Neoclassicism was a response to Romanticism and its emotional unrestraint. Neoclassical composers include those like Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Neoclassical And Classical Period Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Neoclassical and Classical Period 1720 - 1827
  • 2. The transition…
    • Baroque – instrumental becoming more important than vocal
    • Neoclassical period – instrumental music gained more importance – development of symphony
    • Music – called Classical – art is called Neoclassical
    • Reaction to excess of the monarchy and ornamentation of Baroque
    • Return to order, reason, and structure of music
  • 3. Classical characteristics
    • Simpler melodies – appealed to a broader audience – not just wealthy upper class
      • Music written specifically for middle class
    • 2 musical forms found
      • Theme and variations
      • Rondo
    • Orchestra size increased
    • Compositions numbered by order in composition instead of tempo markings
  • 4. The Composers…..
    • Joseph Haydn
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • 5. Joseph Haydn 1732 - 1809
    • Austrian
    • Secular music
    • 104 symphonies
    • Uses sounds as dramatic devices
    • Symphonies – London, Suprise, Clock
    • Mentor to Mozart & Beethoven
      • Good friends with Mozart
  • 6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 - 1791
    • Austrian
    • Musical genius or prodigy
      • Composing at 4
    • Wrote all forms of music
    • Music popular with people
    • Couldn’t get along with employers
    • The Marriage of Figaro (opera)
  • 7. Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827
    • German
    • Moved to Austria
    • Characteristics of classical and romantic
    • Fiery personality in music
    • Expressed depression and emotion
    • Wrote symphonies, concertos, piano sonatas
  • 8. Melody
    • Short, clearly defined statements
    • Two or more contrasting themes within a movement
    • Built on chord tones
    • Clear cadences
  • 9. Rhythm
    • Clearly defined
    • Regular rhythm
  • 10. Texture
    • homophonic
  • 11. Form
    • Symphonies, concertos, sonatas
      • Broken up into sections (movement)
    • Operas, cantatas, masses
  • 12. Timbre
    • Small balanced orchestra
    • Piano replaced harpsichord
    • Woodwinds used melodically
    • Brass used as fillers