Haydn. Mozart. Beethoven. These famous musicians all got their start during a time period that gave birth music to we still know and love today: classical. This vast, wide-ranging genre of music embraces a single melody played by multiple instruments, giving it a powerful sound that inspires a wide range of emotions.
No matter what genre you play–jazz, country, rock, R&B, soul–there’s never a wrong time to delve into the wonders that is classical music. To celebrate Classical Music Month, we wanted to take the opportunity and share some of the most well-known pieces for you and your family to enjoy!
Franz Joseph Haydn: Opus 76, No. 3 (“Emperor”)
Haydn (1732–1809) was an Austrian composer who wrote 107 symphonies in addition to countless scores.
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125.
Beethoven (1770–1827) was a German composer and pianist who wrote his first composition as early as twelve years old. Despite being deaf, Beethoven was a prominent musical figure whose innovative compositions combined vocals and instruments to dramatically transform the scope of music during that time period.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492
Mozart (1756–1791) was an Austrian composer an innovator in the world of classical music who created a string of operas, concertos, symphonies, and sonatas that help shaped classical music as we know it. He also composed twenty-four operas including The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, and The Marriage of Figaro.
What are some of your favorite classical pieces? Tell us at Facebook.com/PerformingArtsMusic!
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