A brief History of Classical Music

by Piero Scaruffi
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Detailed chronology of main works

Medieval

Renaissance


Guillaume Machault
Guillaume Dufay
Josquin Despres
Orlando di Lasso
Giovanni Palestrina
Claudio Monteverdi
Giovanni Gabrieli
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Carlo Gesualdo
Luis Victoria
Heinrich Schutz
Dietrich Buxtehude
Pachelbel
Johannes Ockegem
Jacob Obrecht
John Dunstable

Baroque


Francois Couperin
Marc Charpentier
Antonio Vivaldi
Domenico Scarlatti
Arcangelo Corelli
Luigi Boccherini
JohannSebastian Bach
Georg Handel
Georg Telemann
Henry Purcell

Opera


Jean Rameau
Jean Lully
Alessandro Scarlatti
Giovanni Pergolesi
Giovannni Paisiello
Domenico Cimarosa
Luigi Cherubini
Gioacchino Rossini
Giuseppe Verdi
Gaetano Doninzetti
Vincenzo Bellini
Wagner
Giacomo Puccini
Mascagni
Leoncavallo
Charles Gounod
Georges Bizet
Jules Massenet

Romanticism


Wolfgang Mozart
Franz Haydn
Beethoven
Schubert
Schumann
Mendelssohn
Brahms
Brucken
Fryderyk Chopin
Ferencz Liszt
Hector Berlioz
Petr Cajovskik
Sergej Rachmaninov
Aleksandr Mussorgskij

Decadentism


Mahler
Strauss
Claude Debussy
Maurice Ravel
Erik Satie
Manuel de Falla
Holst
Vaughan
Edvard Grieg
Jan Sibelius
Carl Nielsen
Antonin Dvorak
Leos Janacek
Bela Bartok
Aleksandr Skrjabin
Igor Stravinskij
Sergej Prokofev
Charles Ives

Modernism


Edgar Varese
Schonberg
Berg
Anton Webern
Paul Hindemith
Orff
Kurt Weill
Olivier Messiaen
Ferruccio Busoni
Malipiero
Goffredo Petrassi
DallaPiccola
Dmitrij Sostakovic
Benjamin Britten

Avantgarde


Mauricio Kagel
Iannis Xenakis
Luigi Nono
John Cage
Morton Feldman
Pierre Boulez
Berio
Karlheinz Stockhausen
Krysztof Penderecki
Karol Szymanowski
Witold Lutoslaski
Gyorgy Ligeti

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