Towards the end of the Baroque period, some composers were already setting off in new directions. The sons of Bach (CPE and JC) for example were already seeking new avenues away from the styles of their father, and a freer movement of artists and musicians between European countries helped to give them inspiration. During this classical period, the forms instigated by the church were still there, but for the most part the major composers of the day worked for the royalty or nobility of the time. Nevertheless public concerts were becoming more popular during this time, and concert halls and opera houses were attended in all major cities.
It is in this period that many familiar "for ...
The Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or "Bach Double", is perhaps one of the most famous works by J. S. Bach and considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Johann Sebastian Bach
Rousing lively trumpet concerto, sophisticated and regal. Joseph Haydn's Trumpet Concerto in E flat major was written in 1796, when he was 64 years old, for his long time friend Anton Weidinger. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Franz Joseph Haydn
Mozart's incomparable Requiem the Lacrimosa section. Well known and passionately loved piece of Mozart's musical heritage, elegant & uplifting. The orchestra starts quietly and builds with the choir to a climax + bonus of a little bit of free film score at the end. Cinematic stirring & vibrant, Mixed Vocals, Classical Music, Classical Period, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
After a leisurely exposition by the orchestra, the soloist takes over the triplets and shares the melody with the ensemble. There are moments of sadness but the overall tone is bright and calm. Theme from "Elvira Madigan". Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Flute Concerto 2 is an adaptation of the original oboe concerto. It was rearranged a year after the oboe concerto was composed. It was arranged for a set of orchestral strings, two oboes and two horns. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Bach’s Cello Suite #1 may be one of the most famous pieces of cello music ever written. While you may not recognize the name you will certainly recognize the melody. This composition has been made famous by many would class cellist as well as being featured in innumerable TV and movie scores. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Johann Sebastian Bach
Composed in 1888 to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of the accession to throne of his monarch, Emperor Franz Josef who commissioned the waltz in order to celebrate the progress of Vienna and the prosperity of Austria and its colonies in the Balkan. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Johann II Strauss
Romantic Era German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's popular Minuet in G major, WoO 10, No. 2 is a composition originally written for orchestra, but was lost and only an arrangement for piano could be found; the minuet is in ternary form or ABA; great romantic background for film, TV, or video. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period, Ludwig van Beethoven
Mozart's first symphony, third movement, in 6/8 time, fast, elegant and rousing with serene interludes. With a pensive and contemplative nature, with playful almost circus-like interludes. Instrumental, Classical Music, Classical Period