Classical Music History
Sign-up today and get your dose of classical music history right here on ClassicsOnline. Take a journey through the various historical periods of classical music from Medieval up to the Contemporary period. You can find music from the Medieval period, which is often considered as the earliest period in the history of classical music spanning the years 800 to 1400. Move on to the second period in classical music history, the Renaissance which covers the period from 1400 to 1600. The third period in classical music history is Baroque, a great period that produced musical geniuses such as J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel among many others. This was from the years 1600 to 1750.
The Classical period covers the years from 1750 to 1830. Notable composers of this period in classical music history include Mozart and Haydn. The next period in classical music history is Romantic during the 19th Century. It is also referred as the century of Nationalism. What follows is the 20th Century characterized by an enormous variety of musical styles and forms. The most recent period in the history of classical music is, of course, the Contemporary period which covers the music of living composers who continue to compose in the 21st century. Check out some albums below featuring the history of other music genres such as Rock and Roll, and Jazz.
19TH CENTURY GUITAR FAVOURITES
19TH CENTURY GUITAR FAVOURITES8.553007
About This Recording: Fernando Sor (1778 - 1839) and Dionisio Aguado (1784 - 1849) were key figures in the early history of the classic guitar, which emerged in its present form some two centuries ago. Both were born in Spain, where they received a sound, formal education in music... Read more
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