This week, we’re looking at two more Italian composers – Sacchini and Rossini. Antonio Sacchini was a Classical period composer. This overture, from Dardanus is very classical, with its very in-line, orderly harmonics. Sacchini was considered a great melody writer, during his time, and was much admired by Queen Marie Antoinette,
This week, we will be comparing Italian composers: Giuseppe Torelli and Domenico Dragonetti. Torelli was a Baroque composer and known for his compositions for trumpet. Dragonetti was a Classical period composer known for his double bass compositions.
This week we’re looking at one of the best known choral pieces from the Classical Period. This piece was famously transcribed by 14 year old Mozart after two listenings (which, after considering it’s one basic section repeated over and over, isn’t all that impressive). The lyrics are from the Latin Psalm 51, which translates as […]