Flashcards in The Classical Period Deck (11)
What kind of instruments are new into the classical period?
Piano and clarinet
How do dynamics change?
The use of the crescendo and diminuendo are new and there’s a wider range of dynamics
How is the orchestra size different to the baroque period orchestra?
The orchestra is larger
What kind of instruments are used more in the classical period orchestra?
Woodwind and brass
What kind of harmony is used significantly?
Primary harmony (chords I IV and V)
How do phrases and sections end?
With clear cadences
How is the continuo used?
How does the cadenza develop?
In the classical period, it’s usually improvised by the solo performer
What kind of features stay from the baroque period?
Balanced phrases (but more q and a style)
Melody and accompaniment
Give some concerto composers from the classical period
-Beethoven (later music does become more romantic in nature)