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1

What kind of instruments are new into the classical period?

Piano and clarinet

2

How do dynamics change?

The use of the crescendo and diminuendo are new and there’s a wider range of dynamics

3

How is the orchestra size different to the baroque period orchestra?

The orchestra is larger

4

What kind of instruments are used more in the classical period orchestra?

Woodwind and brass

5

What kind of harmony is used significantly?

Primary harmony (chords I IV and V)

6

How do phrases and sections end?

With clear cadences

7

How is the continuo used?

It isn’t

8

How does the cadenza develop?

In the classical period, it’s usually improvised by the solo performer

9

What kind of features stay from the baroque period?

Balanced phrases (but more q and a style)
Diatonic harmony
Melody and accompaniment
Ornamentation

10

Give some concerto composers from the classical period

-Hayden
-Mozart
-Beethoven (later music does become more romantic in nature)

11

Where was classical music performed?

Royal courts, aristocratic homes or churches