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What are the classical music eras and how drastically did they change over the course of 1500 years? Which eras are the most common, the most popular, which ones have the most well-known composers?
Publish Date: Jul 24, 2021
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What are the classical music eras and how drastically did they change over the course of 1500 years? Which eras are the most common, the most popular, which ones have the most well-known composers? From Gregorian chants to rousing violins, Sticky Notes takes us on a brief introduction of each era.
entirely different kind of music like taylor Swift being from a completely different period than the Beatles. The umbrella term Western classical music can Be split very roughly into six eras, medieval renaissance, baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary. To give you an idea of how broad these Eras are. The contemporary era has been going on for nearly a 100 and 15 years. So these terms mean a lot and also mean nothing at all. As When you hear a piece written in 1913 As opposed to one written last week, you'll wonder how they could both be considered a part of the same era. But for better or for worse, this is somewhat of a general consensus when it comes to Western classical music. There are specific characteristics of the music that describe each era again generally, but enough to distinguish themselves from one another. So today I'm going to be your tour guide as we quickly hit on the main characteristics of each era of classical music. I'll play you a few examples of music from the time and also try to show you how music itself developed, both in how it was written down on the page and how it sounded. You'll notice that many of these developments track with historical developments in politics, religion, literature and visual art. Let's start our tour by going way back in time to the medieval era, which.