Date of Award
Master of Arts
Master of Music
The purpose of this study is to ascertain a general knowledge of the eighteenth century Classical period and show the influences of Gluck, Haydn, Mozart, and the young Beethoven upon the music of that time. This includes the following problems: 1. General Characteristics of the Classical Period 2. Various Musical Forms Developed and Improved 3. Contributions and Styles of Composers
Many events and developments of the eighteenth century were very instrumental in influencing the music of the Classical period. The importance of this study is to show how political, social and economical events in all the areas of the arts, as well as the contributions of Gluck, Haydn, Mozart and young Beethoven, affected the music of this period.
The problem of this thesis is limited to research of the eighteenth century Classical period as reflected in the musical contributions and styles of Christoph Gluck, Franz Haydn, Wolfgang Mozart and the first period works of Ludwig Beethoven.
The scope of this thesis will include: (1) the general characteristics of the Classical period; (2) music forms of the period and their basic structure; (3) the most outstanding composers of the Viennese School, their lives and musical contributions.
H. Edison Anderson
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Thomas, A. J. (1969). Classicism in Music of the Eighteenth Century. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1249