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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Name important characteristics of classical music.
  • Define theĀ 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.