Ornate art of all kinds (ornamentation in music); motor rhythm; binary (two`part) forms; polyphonic (multiple melodies)
Characteristics: ornate objects and music (ornamentation); motor rhythm, polyphonic (multiple melodies) writing, binary (two-part) forms are popular
Watch an original Cristofori in action. Incidentally, you will play this piece in Book 6
English composer known for organ and keyboard as well as chamber orchestra compositions
3 great composers born in 1685!
This year also is considered to be the onset of the BAROQUE PERIOD in music history.
Listen to at least the first 5 minutes of the Water Music to hear the use of the brass over that "motor rhythm".
See an article and more photos of the earliest pianos
Very popular Spring
Music for Music's Sake; homophonic (1 melody with accompaniment); balanced phrasing and forms; ABA and ABACA and Sonata-Allegro forms popular
Music for Music's sake; strict forms; homophonic texture
More on Mozart
You won't want to miss hearing his first pieces
Very important in the development of the piano and musical form and scope.
Someone explain why this is significant, please.
This is his teaching lineage . Follow it on the tabs ; then look at the chart and follow down from Beethoven until you get to YOU There are only 2 more teachers between Pressler and you!!!!
Performance found here
Very independent for that time
Wrote "Principles of Mathematics",
Statesman; inventor; author