What is "Classical music"?
We know as "Classical music" the music wrote during the 18th Century. That means 300 years ago!!!.
People call "classical music" to all music from the past, but that it's a mistake.
This music was composed in a time full of wars and revolutions.
There were lots of painters and scultors during this time, like Francisco de Goya.
David - Oath of the Horatii
Canova - Psyche revived
Fragonard - The Swing
Ingres - The Envoys of Agamemnon
Goya - El quitasol
Goya - La familia de Carlos IV
Goya - El tres de mayo
How did people live during this classicism?
How does classical music sound?
Lighter and clearer texture.
Melody was the most important thing in music.
Wide use of dynamics.
Frequent changes of mood and timbre.
The orchestra was increased in size and range.
Piano and clarinet appeared in this time.
Muzio Clementi - Piano Sonatina in C, op.36 nº1
C P E Bach - Flute Sonata in A minor - 1st movement: Allegro
Cherubini - String Quartet Nº2 - Scherzo
Fray Antonio Soler - Fandango in D minor
Great music, great musicians!
Franz Joseph Haydn
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ludwig van Beethoven
It was a time with no electricity and no facilities at home.
Wealthy people lived in really big houses, sometimes in palaces, with lots of servants.
There were doctors, but no hospitals yet.
They traveled in carriage, pushed by horses.
Public schools appeared in big cities.
People lived looking for freedom.