between 500 - 1400 c
divided into: early, high and late
Polyphony first began here!
between 1730 - 1820 c
lighter, clearer texture
Classical music is named after this era !
between 1400 - 1600 c
richer texture, harmony
motets, magrigals etc.
between 1780 - 1910 c
Romanticism, nature, nationalism
The most famous era !
between 1600 - 1760 c
complex music, lots of music genres : opera, concerto, sonata etc.
Modern : 1890 - 1975 c
Postmodern: 1975 - present
atonality, 12-tone-technique, minimalism, serialism
''There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original. ''