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5: Music of the Classical Period

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    1. Demonstrate knowledge of historical and cultural contexts of the Classical period
    2. Recognize musical performing forces (voices, instruments, and ensembles), styles, composers, and genres of the Classical period
    3. Aurally identify selected music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven and explain how it interacts with forms of the day

    Thumbnail: The Mozart family on tour: Leopold, Wolfgang, and Nannerl.  Watercolor by Louis Carrogis Carmontelle, ca. 1763 (Public Domain via Wikimedia.)

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