Classical 1750 - 1825





Ludwig van Beethoven



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Many world changes occured during the Classical Period. The French Revoluation and the Napoleonic Wars changed Europe forever. The American Revolution and the Constitution changed the new world. It became possible for more Europeans to find leasure time and attend concerts.
The patronage system - where a composer or musician was paid a salary by a church or wealthy family to compose or perform for them - was very popular at this time.