Intellectual Revolution

In the middle of the Reformation, a new outlook on the world began to take shape. Building off of the spirit of inquiry cultivated during the Renaissance, men like Galileo began to critically examine the world.This new, more rigorous set of standards had far reaching effects,eventually leading to changes politically.

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          Wikipedia - Classical Period (music)
          The dates of the Classical period in Western music are generally accepted as 1750 to 1825. However, the term classical music is used colloquially to  describe a variety of Western musical styles from the ninth century to the present, and especially from the sixteenth or seventeenth to the nineteenth . This article is about the specific period from 1750 to 1825.


Music of the Enlightenment Period

The Classical period falls between the Baroque and the Romantic periods. The best known composers from this period are Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven; other notable names include Luigi Boccherini, Mauro Giuliani, Fernando Sor, Muzio Clementi, Johann Ladislaus Dussek, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck.Beethoven is also sometimes regarded either as a Romantic composer or acomposer who was part of the transition to the Romantic; Franz Schubert is also something of a transitional figure, as are Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Luigi Cherubini and Carl Maria von Weber. The period is sometimes referred to as the era of Viennese Classic or Classicism (German: Wiener Klassik), since Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Schubert all worked at some time in Vienna, comprising the First Viennese School.

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