ClassicalRap is a forum for discussion and information on classical music genres from the Baroque through the 20th Century eras in particular. Information will be provided on the various genres of classical music in these eras, and discussions will involve the lives of composers, their works, and standard and new recording releases. This is not a blog about Rap music.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Something Baroque, Something Romantic (Part One)

Here's some Orchestral selections from YouTube for style comparisons:


Handel - Water Music Suite One, Part One - Composed - 1717

JS Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 - Composed - 1721


Mozart - Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K 550 (1st movement) - Composed - 1788

Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 in C major, Opus 67 (1st movement) - Composed - 1808


Glinka - Russlan and Ludmilla Overture - Composed - 1842

Dvorak - Symphony from the New World (1st movement) - Composed - 1893

20th Century:

Holst - The Planets - Composed - 1916

Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (1st movement) - Composed - 1936

Are you an expert yet?  Can you tell some differences?  Of course these are just examples.  There are a large variety of styles from each era.  If you're new to Classical music, you should obtain a good grasp of these differences as we continue in the discussion.

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