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Classical Period

1750-1825

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What was happening in the world?
1751- Benjamin Franklin discovers
electricity.
1775-1781- American Revolution
Paul Revere's midnight ride
1787- US Constitution ratified
1789- George Washington inaugurated
1788-1789 The French Revolution
1803- The Louisiana Purchase
1812-1814- War of 1812
Star Spangled Banner written during this war.
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Colonial America
Most people had little time for formal art
music.
They lived in rural areas.
Colonial people made their own music.

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Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1756-1791
Mozart was born in Austria in 1756.
He died at the age of 35 under strange
circumstances and was buried in an unmarked
grave.
Theme and Variations
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Also known as Variations on "Ah vous dirai-je,
Maman",K.265/300e
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Click on Mozart to hear the entire piece. Click on the red star to hear the theme.

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Composer
Ludwig Van Beethoven
1770-1825
Born in Germany in 1770 and died in 1827 at
the age of 56.
Beethoven's father cruelly made young
Ludwig practice for hours at a time.
Listen to the famous Symphony 5 motif.
It is one of Beethovens famous pieces.
Listen to Fur Elise.

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Mozart Beethoven
Happy, cheerful, and not
Moody, ill-tempered, and
very responsible with money
Music writing was neat and handled money very well
was almost always Music writing was sloppy and
completed in his head before he was always making
he ever wrote it down. corrections
Supported himself by writing Could support himself by
music for kings and queens writing music for the public
Written almost 40 rather than kings and queens
symphonies by age 30 Published his first symphony
Wife and family when he was 30 years old
Died penniless in a pauper's Didnt marry had no children
grave Funeral was attended by
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Sonata Form - also known
as ABA
Sonata in C Major written by Mozart was built
on the sonata form.
Listen to Sonata in C Major

Draw something that represents ABA Sonata


form.

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Fun video featuring classical
music

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