Attention to Detail: The Classical Music Listening Guide

Listening Tips: Classical Style

October 22, 2020

We're back with some more era-specific tips for listening to classical music, and this time we're talking about Classical (?) style! Despite being a poorly named period in music history, the Classical era boasts some of the greatest composers of all time, including Mozart, Haydn, and the young Beethoven. 

Tip 1: Listening for quick character changes (6:07)

Tip 2: Listening operatically (11:25)

Tip 3: Noticing metric irregularities (21:20)

Tip 4: Hearing Sonata form (29:57)

Tip 5: Musical jokes! (36:37) 

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