Hear The Music

Musical Eras

Listen to special web programs about periods in music history.

Baroque Period: 1600 - 1750
Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel composed during the Baroque Period. Baroque music is tuneful and very organized and melodies tend to be highly decorated and elaborate.

Classical Period: 1750 - 1827
Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven composed during the Classical Period. Music from the Classical Period is orderly, balanced and clear.

Romantic Period: 1827 - 1900
Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann composed during the Romantic Period.  Music from this era sounds almost boundless and free from any limitations of form. Much of this music is programmatic—that is, it is meant to describe something, perhaps a scene in nature or a feeling.

Impressionist
Debussy, Ravel and others compose music of mystery, magic and wonder.

Modern Period: 1900 to the Present
Prokofiev, Stravinksy, Copland and today's composers wrote the music of the 20th century - and beyond. Modern music allows composers to emulate traditional musical ideas while implementing their own creative approach with complete freedom in all dimensions.

Women Composers
We highlight the contributions of women to the history of music.

Choral Composers
We focus on those who wrote music for the human voice throughout history.

The Music of Freedom
The songs that helped the slaves escape to the north, as well as others that celebrate freedom.

Jazz
Jazz is a uniquely American form of music. Find links to kid-friendly jazz websites and terrific Classics for Kids® programs featuring jazz.

Hear The Music

Musical Eras

Listen to special web programs about periods in music history.

Baroque Period: 1600 - 1750
Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann and Handel composed during the Baroque Period. Baroque music is tuneful and very organized and melodies tend to be highly decorated and elaborate.

Classical Period: 1750 - 1827
Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven composed during the Classical Period. Music from the Classical Period is orderly, balanced and clear.

Romantic Period: 1827 - 1900
Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Schumann composed during the Romantic Period.  Music from this era sounds almost boundless and free from any limitations of form. Much of this music is programmatic—that is, it is meant to describe something, perhaps a scene in nature or a feeling.

Impressionist
Debussy, Ravel and others compose music of mystery, magic and wonder.

Modern Period: 1900 to the Present
Prokofiev, Stravinksy, Copland and today's composers wrote the music of the 20th century - and beyond. Modern music allows composers to emulate traditional musical ideas while implementing their own creative approach with complete freedom in all dimensions.

Women Composers
We highlight the contributions of women to the history of music.

Choral Composers
We focus on those who wrote music for the human voice throughout history.

The Music of Freedom
The songs that helped the slaves escape to the north, as well as others that celebrate freedom.

Jazz
Jazz is a uniquely American form of music. Find links to kid-friendly jazz websites and terrific Classics for Kids® programs featuring jazz.

 

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