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  • The change between Baroque and Classical music was more subtle than the change in art and architecture.

  • Classical music was mainly homophonic, which means that at any one time in the piece, there is only one melody. Contrapuntal means multiple melodies are are going on at once.

  • Simpler forms of organization were adapted (i.e. two and three part forms such as the sonata).

  • The piano's ability to vary its dynamics made it the most popular instrument of the classical period.

Now Playing: Moonlight III, Presto Agitato (A piano sonata) by Mozart