Musical Periods

It can be useful to think of classical music as being split into specific time periods:

  • Medieval (600 – 1450)
  • Renaissance (1450 – 1600)
  • Baroque (1600 – 1750)
  • Classical (1750 – 1820)
  • Romantic (1820 – 1910)
  • Early 20th Century
  • Late 20th Century
  • Contemporary

This page will link to a set of recommended recordings that could form the basis of a great collection of music written in each of the above historical periods.

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