The Timeline of Classical Music
There are many forms and types of classical music. Classical music had a time period that started way before the Baroque times. Classical Music took place during the Medieval times(500 AD to 1400). During the Medieval times, classical music falls into the Roman Empire. It begins with a plainchant which is a single line of music by choirs in churches and monasteries. The leading composers of this time were Leonin and Peroton. The time period of after the medieval times were the Renaissance(1400 to 1600). During this time, they saw the full flowering of the sacred vocal which is usually unaccompanied. People in this time wanted to increase the instrumental and development of musical notation. The leading forms of classical music were the mass and motet. Following the Renaissance were the Baroque time which was 1600 to 1750. The Baroque wanted the continue the rise of independent instrumental music. Many inventions of this time included the concerto, the sonata, and the solo keyboard repertoire. Major forms of classical music that was invented in this time were the oratorio and the opera. Many instruments that were used in the time period are used today in the churches. After the Baroque was the official classical music time period which in 1750 to the 1800s. This was the period of Mozart and Haydn. These two composers dominated the others. This time period raised symphonies from a minor thing to major, larger works. The concerto was reformulated and a new invention was made that was the string quartets. The romantic time period followed after the classical period(around 1800 to 1900). The forms were the same but with an addition of how they are now songs. Different scales grew ENORMOUSLY. The number of works dropped, for example, Haydn of the classical period did 104 pieces and Beethoven of the romantic period did only 9. But Beethoven's were outstanding. His nine were a "choral" that introduces a chorus and vocals. Last, the time period that came after is the Modern time period which started in the 1900s and ended ??. Each classical music in this time period expresses different emotions. Each song seems to mean different meaning(s) to each person. Each composer made an intricate piece that was very difficult.
Classical Music in Other Countries
There is more than American classical music. Each country actually has their own type of classical music. Each type of classical music has its own tempo, beat and even instruments. We, in America, actually took some ideas from other countries and tweaked it little. A country that has a lot of history in classical music that is in a different country is China. Shin Huang-ti of the Ch-in dynasty caused all books and instruments to be destroyed. Ancient Chinese hymns were slow and solemn, they were also accompanied by large orchestras. Chinese opera originated in the 14th century as a serious and refined art. In Chinese music, the single tone is more important than the melody. Tone is more important because it is like an attribute of the substance that produces it. Chinese music is separated into eight classes according to the material they are made out of. The eight different types of classes are the gourd (Sheng), bamboo (panpipes), wood (Chu), silk (various types of zither, with silk strings), clay (globular flute), metal (bell), stone (sonorous stone), and skin (drum). These are the different types of instruments that the Chinese musicians use. Chinese classical music has a long history that dates back all the way back to the third millennium B.C. Another type of country that has a history of classical music is India. India doesn’t have that much of a history of classical music, but we do know some facts about Indian classical music. It is like Western classical music, it is long and storied history and has changed in many ways over the 100 years. And that Indian classical music is based on tenets of the Hindu religion or about nature.