Do you know what the difference is between Sonata #23 in F minor and Sonata #26 in E flat? What about the difference between a ballad and an ode? What is it that makes some music "classical?"
The Classical period emerged around 1750 when artists and musicians started moving away from the heavy, ornate style of the Baroque and Rococo periods and developed a simpler and more elegant approach to the arts. The culmination of the Classical age can be found in the works of the period's most famous composers, such as Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven. Find all the answers to your classical questions at the following sites:
The Classical Music Navigator
Begin your journey through the Classical period by sifting through a glossary of classical terms and the biographies of more than 400 classical composers.
This site is a huge index of classical music links. Learn about Classical music in other countries and visit sites devoted to prominent composers.
Learn the history of various music periods and how they relate to the classical period and its composers.