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13.1: Introduction- The Classical Era, Classical Forms and Symphony, J. Haydn

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    By the end of this section, you will be able to:

    • Name important characteristics of classical music.
    • Define the sonata allegro form and identify this form in music of classicism.
    • Define the structure of the classical symphony.
    • Explain the difference between the classical and the modern symphony orchestra.
    • Reflect on the life and legacy of J. Haydn.
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