Classical Music

Classical Music is a term used to generally refer to music developed in the western tradition from the middle ages (Approximately 500 A.D -present). The term is sometimes confused with the Classical Period (see below), which is a specific time frame (1750-1820) within Classical Music. .

Classical Music Periods

Classical Music can be divided into various periods:

  • Medieval Music (~500 – 1400)
  • Renaissance (~1400 – 1600)
  • Baroque (~1600 – 1750)
  • Classical (~1750 – 1820)
  • Romantic (~1800 – 1900
  • 20th Century (1900 – 2000)
  • Contemporary (1980 – Present)

Classical Music Composers

Some of the most prominent composers from the classical period can be found on the Classical Composers Page.