Classical Period

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Classical Period about 1750-1825

1754
Le Devin du Village (Rousseau)
1757
Sublime & Beautiful (E.Burke)
1759
Symphony no.1 (Haydn)
1761
Symphony in D (Opus 5/2, Stamitz)

Symphonies 6,7,8 (Matin, Midi, Soir)
1762
Orpheo ed Euridice (Gluck)

Essay on the True Art of Keyboard Inst. (CPE Bach)
1764
Opus 1 Quartets (Haydn)
1769
Alceste (dedication, Gluck)
1770
Opus 7 (J.C. Bach)
1772
Symphony no.45 'Farewell' (Haydn)
1773
Variations in F minor (Haydn)
1774
Iphigenie en Aulide (Gluck)
1775
La Finta Giardiniera (Mozart)

Il re pastore (Mozart)
1776
History of Music (Burney)
1779
Symphonie Concertante in Eb for violin/viola (Mozart)
1782
Abduction from the Seraglio
1784
Richard Couer de Lion (Gretry)
1785
Haydn Quartets (Mozart)
1786
Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)

Piano Concerto in A, K.488 (Mozart)
1787
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
1788
3 Great Symphonies (Mozart)
1790
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
1791
Magic Flute (Mozart)

Symphony no.94 'Surprise' (Haydn)
1793
Essay on Composition (Koch)
1795
London Symphonies (Haydn)

No.100 Military

No.101 Clock

No.103 Drumroll
1797
The Creation (Haydn)

Medee (Cherubini)

March Lugubre (Gossec)
1801
Sonatas quasi una fantasia (Beethoven)
1803
Eroica Symphony (Beethoven)
1804
Waldstein Sonata (Beethoven)
1805-14
Leonore-Fidelio (Beethoven)
1806
Violin Concerto (Beethoven)

Opus 59 String Quartets (Beethoven)
1808
Symphonies 5 & 6 (Beethoven)
1809
Emperor Concerto (Beethoven)
1812
Symphonies 7 & 8 (Beethoven)
1816
Hammerklavier Sonata Opus 106 (Beethoven)
1824
Symphony 9 (Beethoven)

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