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"Papa Haydn" was instrumental in the development of which genre(s)? What does "the curse of the ninth" refer to? How many movements were there usually in a Classical symphony again? It's time to see how well you've been following along with our series! Take our quiz to find out just how...
  The final installment in this round of our Bach to Basics series dips its toes into the wide world of chamber music.  Read closely if you want to ace next week's quiz... WHAT IS CHAMBER MUSIC?  In contemporary usage, chamber music refers to works composed for small groups of musicians, each performing their own individual part. Traditionally the ensembles...
Our series Bach to Basics continues with the most dazzling of instrumental genres, the concerto! Remember to stay sharp: there will be a quiz at the end. The concerto as we think of it today began appearing on programmes during the Baroque era, hit its stride during the Classical period, and hasn't left...
Over the next few weeks, we'll be exploring three of the building blocks of the classical music canon: the symphony, the concerto, and chamber music. Stay sharp! At the end, you'll be able to test your knowledge with a special quiz...   THE CLASSICAL SYMPHONY For much of music history, the symphony has followed a specific...