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Music: Bradford Campus

This libguide supports the music related courses of the Bradford campus.

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Eras of Music

Baroque Era

Known for extravagant ornamentation and complexity, the Baroque Era spanned the years .

Composers include J.S. Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel.

"The Garden of Love" by P. P. Rubens, 1630-1631

Classical Era

Known for clarity and simplicity, the Classical Era spanned the years 1730-1820.

Composers include Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven.

"Oath of the Horatii" by J. L. David, 1786

Romantic Era

Known for embracing the human experience and emotion, the Romantic Era spanned the years of 1830-1900.

Composers include Chopin, Schubert, and Wagner.

"Musicians in the Orchestra" by E. Degas, 1872

Modern Era

Known for breaking rules from previous musical eras and inspiring the creation of many movements of great variety, the Modern Era spanned the years of approximately 1870-1960.

Composers include Debussy, Ravel, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky.

"The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali, 1931

Contemporary Era

Referring to music of the present and from any genre, the Contemporary Era spans the mid-twentieth century to the present.

Composers include Glass, Messiaen, and Reich.

"Wall Drawings" by Sol LeWitt, 2006