Collection: Essential Classical - Baroque, Classical, Romantic periods

While the popular conception of Classical music is big orchestral works by composers like Mozart and Beethoven, Classical is an umbrella term referring to all Western art music from Ancient music made before 500 AD to the most Avant-Garde sounds of today, from quiet chamber music to bombastic symphonies, and from traditional instruments to new technologies. The 3 major post-Renaissance periods leading up to the 20th century are the focus of this particular collection. The Baroque period (1600-1760) is famously associated with Bach and Vivaldi. The Classical period (1730–1820) is associated with Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and Schubert. The Romantic period (1780–1910) is associated with Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and Wagner. This is a small collection of Classical music composed between 1600-1900, covering these 3 major periods and the innovative composers who are arguably most often associated with the genre of Classical Music. - Scott Boutin