Music History

Periods

Early music

Approx. 1250 - 1750

Medieval

Approx. 1300 - 1400

Rennaissance music

1400 - 1600

Invention of printing press

1440

Invention of harpsichord

1550

Creation of Western violin

1550

Common Practice Period

1600 - 1900

Invention of oboe

1650

Invention of pianoforte

1700

Invention of Western concert flute

1840

Modern and contemporary

1900 - Approx. 2020

Composers

Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

Vivaldi

4 March 1678 - 28 July 1741

Bach

1685 - 1750

Mozart

27 January 1756 - 5 December 1791

Beethoven

17 December 1770 - 26 March 1827

Verdi

1813 - Approx. 1901

Wagner

22 may 1813 - 13 february 1883

Bizet

25 October 1838 - 3 June 1875

Tchaikovsky

7 May 1840 - 6 November 1893

John Philip Sousa

6 November 1854 - 6 March 1932

Puccini

1858 - 1924

Debussy

1862 - 1918

Rachmaninov

1873 - 1943

Stravinsky

17 June 1882 - 06 April 1971

Cole Porter

1891 - 1964