Western Music – An Introduction

The Great Composers to listen to :

1. Johann Sebastian Bach – Baroque
2. Antonio Vivaldi - Baroque
3. George Fredrick Handel - Baroque
4. Henry Purcell - Baroque
5. Franz Joseph Haydn - Classical
6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Classical
7. Ludwig van Beethoven - Late Classical/ Early Romantic
8. Johannes Brahms - Romantic
9. Frederic Chopin - Romantic
10. Felix Mendelssohn - Romantic
11. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Romantic
12. Franz Schubert - Romantic
13. Robert Schumann - Romantic
14. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Romantic
15. Hector Berlioz – Romantic
16. Franz Liszt - Romantic
17. Antonin Leopold Dvorak - Romantic
18. Charles Camille Saint-Saens - Romantic
19. Wilhelm Richard Wagner – Late Romantic
20. Gustav Mahler - Late Romantic
21. Bela Viktor Janos Bartok - Modern
22. Alban Maria Johanne Berg - Modern/Antonal
23. Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev - Modern
24. Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich - Modern
25. Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky - Modern

Periods of Western Music

Early –

1. Medieval (500-1400)
2. Renaissance (1400-1600)
3. Baroque (1600-1750)

Common Practice –

1. Baroque (1600-1750)
2. Classical (1730-1820)
3. Romantic(1815-1910)

Modern –

1. Modern (1890-1930)
2. 20th Century (1901-2000)
3. Contemporary (1975-present)
4. 21st Century (2001-present)

Classical -