Some music will be remembered forever. This course covers the Area of Study 1: Western Classical Tradition 1650-1910 for the AQA GCSE Music syllabus. This topic comes up in Component 1 on Paper 1, which counts for 40% of the GCSE grade. Students must cover two areas of study (one of which must be Area of Study 1 and the other a choice of one from Areas of Study 2–4).
Included in this course is an in-depth study of Haydn's "Symphony 101 in D major The Clock Movt. 2".
The period of music we will be examining will begin with the Baroque. Notable composers of this age include Johann Sebastian Bach, George Friedrich Handel and Antonio Vivaldi. This style spread across Europe. A small orchestra was used.
This was a golden period of what we now refer to as classical music. In this mindmap, we suggest some other composers and pieces which are indicative of this period - Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms among them.
Franz Josef Haydn is one of the great composers of classical western tradition. He is sometimes called the father of the symphony, due to his great influence of the construction of symphonic overtures.
This quiz should help you to revise what we have covered on this course. There are ten short questions presented in multiple formats - true or false, fill in the blank...etc All answers may be found in the preceeding modules.