Explain how The Baroque Period was different than The Classical Period. Include the exploration of the city of Vienna during The Classical Period. Incorporate in your exploration the music and lives of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven in this city. How are they different? How are they the same?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 5:29 am ad1c9bdddf
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As you compare/contrast the two periods, you might note how the Classical Period emphasized the sonata form as a primary vehicle. Research also associates the Classical with the "first maturity of the symphony, the solo concerto, the solo piano sonata, the string quartet, and other forms of chamber music" (http://www.indiamusicinfo.com/new/music/classical.html).
Some critics also sum it up as the Classical Period focused more on a central "key" or "all the notes sound right together" (http://www.lasalle.edu/~reese/barclass.htm).
Baroque Music also differs from Classical Period Music in its terraced dynamics, unity of mood, continuous melody, continuous and ...
Baroque and Classical Music are addressed briefly.