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Short History of Music

Read brief notes on each period and listen to some sample tracks (these are the tracks you need to listen to if you are a new student). A fuller selection of tracks are available on Moodle. I recommend this link from Gramophone for a continuous read through the main periods with some examples: Brief history of Classical Music.

1550-1600

Late Renaissance

1600-1750

Baroque

1750-1810

Classical

1810-1900

Romantic

1900-1999

Twentieth Century