Music Timeline

History

Fall of Rome (476)

476

Black Death begins in Europe (1348)

1348

Gutenberg's Printing Press (1436)

1436

Fall of Constantinople (1453)

1453

King James Bible Published (1611)

1611

Birth of Shakespeare (1616)

1616

American Revolutionary War (1775-83)

1775 - 1783

French Revolution of July 1830

July 1830

Invention of telegraph (1837)

1837

American Civil War (1861-65)

1861 - 1865

World War I (1914-18)

1914 - 1918

US involvement in WWI (1917-18)

1917 - 1918

Stock Market Crash (1929)

October 29, 1929

World War II (1939-45)

1939 - 1945

US involvement in WWII (1941-45)

1941 - 1945

9/11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)

September 11, 2001

Today

May 2013

Periods of Western Art Music

Medieval Music (476-1453)

476 - 1453

Renaissance Music (1453-1600)

1453 - 1600

Baroque Music (1600-1750)

1600 - 1750

Classical Period (1750-1830)

1750 - 1830

Romantic Period (1830-1900)

1830 - 1900

20th Century Music (1900-2000)

1900 - 2000

Possible Continuation of 20th Century (2000- )

2000 - 2050

Music History

"Knights, Your Salvation Is Assured" (1145)

1145

Josquin des Prez "Missa L'homme arme super voces musicales" (1495)

1495

Passereau's "Il est bel et bon" (1534)

1534

Morley's "Now is the Month of Maying" (1595)

1595

John Dowland's "Flow My Tears" (1596)

1596

Beginnings of Opera (1600)

1600

Praetorius's "Terpsichore" (1612)

1612

Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" (1688)

1688

Sonata genre emerges (1696)

1696

Bach's "the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I" (1722)

1722

Vivaldi's "La Primavera" (1723)

1723

Bach's Cantata No. 140, "Wachet Auf" (1731)

1731

Handel's "Messiah" (1724)

1742

Handel's "Music for the Royal Fireworks" (1749)

1749

Death of J.S. Bach (1750)

July 28, 1750

Minuet becomes most popular dance in Europe (1751)

1751

Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" (1786)

1786

Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (1791)

1791

Haydn's Symphony No. 104 "London" (1795)

1795

Beethoven's Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67 (1804-08)

1804 - 1808

Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" (1816)

1816

Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (1824)

1824

Chopin's Nocturnes (1827-46)

1827 - 1846

Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (1830)

1830

Wagner's "Lohengrin" (1850)

1850

Stephen Foster's "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" (1854)

1854

Brahms's "German Requiem" (1868)

1868

Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" (1876)

1876

Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" (1879)

1879

Puccini's "La boheme" (1897)

1897

Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899)

1899

Ives's "Three Places in New England" (1912)

1912

Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire" (1912)

1912

Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du printemps" (1913)

1913

Bartok's Second String Quartet (1915-17)

1915 - 1917

Closing of Storyville (1917)

1917

Milhaud's "La creation du monde" (1923)

1923

Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" (1924)

1924

"Grand Ole Opry" begins on WSM (1925)

1925

Paul Whiteman's "Charleston" (1925)

1925

Louis Armstrong's "Hotter Than That" (1927)

1927

The Bristol Sessions (1927)

1927

"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" (1932)

1932

Benny Goodman's "Sing, Sing, Sing" (1937)

1937

Roy Acuff's "Wabash Cannonball" (1938)

1938

Sister Rosetta Tharpe's "Down By the Riverside" (1944)

1944

Nat King Cole's "Route 66" (1946)

1946

Ed Sullivan Show (1948-71)

1948 - 1971

Miles Davis's "Birth of Cool" (1949)

1949

Loesser's "Guys and Dolls" (1950)

1950

Gibson's Les Paul introduced (1952)

1952

Elvis's "That's All Right" (1954)

1954

Bernstein and Sondheim's "The West Side Story" (1957)

1957

Varese's "Poeme Electronique" (1958)

1958

John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" (1959)

1959

Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" (1963)

1963

Beatle's Invasion of US (1964)

February 8, 1964

Son House's "Death Letter Blues" (1965)

1965

Woodstock (1969)

1969

Zwilich's Symphony No. 1 (1982)

1982

Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" (1984)

1984