Classical Era ( 1750-1800 )

Events

Domenico Scarlatti

1685 - 1757

Pianoforte invented

1700

replaced harpsichord and clavichord

C.P.E. Bach

1714 - 1788

Carl Philipp Emanuel, transition from Baroque to Classical

Johann Stamitz

1717 - 1757

transition from Baroque to Classical

The Well-Tempered Clavier

1722

collection of two sets of preludes and fugues in all 24 major and minor keys, composed for solo keyboard by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Beggar's Opera

1728

England, comic opera

Cleofide

1731

Hasse, Opera Seria

Franz Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809

"La Serva Padrona"

1733

by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, opera buffa

Prussian Sonatas

1742

by C.P.E. Bach

Wurttemberg Sonatas

1744

by C.P.E. Bach

Classical Era

1750 - 1800

W. A. Mozart

1756 - 1791

"Orfeo ed Euridice"

1762

Gluck, opera reform (larger chorus)

American Declaration of Independence

1776

Paris Symphonies

Approx. 1780

Haydn, 6 symphonies

Abduction from Seraglio

1782

Mozart, German comic opera

French Revolution

1789

London Symphonies

Approx. 1790

Haydn's most famous, 2 sets of 6