Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Music History: Classical Music

Background

Even though some use the term “classical music” to describe all music from the middle ages through now, the Classical period Continue reading

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Haydn’s Piano Variations

Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn (also known as Joseph Haydn or Papa Haydn) is a staple of the Classical era. Throughout his lifetime (1732-1809), he was highly regarded as a composer; in fact, he is known as “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because he was instrumental (pun definitely intended) in shaping the symphony Continue reading

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