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Music 11/6/07 Classical Era Timeline 1786: Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro 1787: Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Musik 1792: Haydn’s Symphony no. 94, “surprise” 1801: Beethoven’s Piano Sonata “Moonlight” 1808: Beethoven’s Symphony no.5 Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827) Bon in Bonn, Germany Transitional figure; bridges Classical and Romantic “Freelance” composer Fiercely independent and slightly anti-social Some of his most important works include: o 9 symphonies o 32 piano sonatas o 5 piano concertos o 1 opera Beethoven’s Three Periods Early Period (1770-1802) o Following the footsteps of Haydn and Mozart Middle “Heroic” Period (1803-1814) o Bolder, more personal style o Heiligenstadt Testament (1802) o Theme of heroic struggle against adversity o Longer, weightier works Late Period (1815-1827) o More experimental music, unusual for the time o More introspective and personal o Heiligenstadt Testament (October 6, 1802): Beethoven wrote a letter that was discovered
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 15 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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