Enlightenment Classicism

Stile Galante (transition from Baroque to Classical style)
The Sons of Bach:
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel
  • Johann Christian
  • Wilhelm Friedemann
  • Johann Christoph Friedrich
Other significant "Galante" composers:
  • Johann Quantz
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini
  • Giuseppe Tartini
  • Johann Stamitz
  • Domenico Alberti


Classical Period


Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
"Papa Haydn"--the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet"
--Establishes standard classical forms
--Sonata Form

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart