1600-1750

Baroque era

The Baroque era was all about pomp, ornamentation and richness. This brilliant and decorated style was excellent for celebrating both earthly and heavenly power.

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1750-1820

Classical era

The Classical era emerged together with new developments in science, inventions and discoveries. Philosophers of the Enlightenment challenged existing world views. The light touch of the Rococo style and rediscovered ideals of symmetry and balance in form characterised culture in general and music in particular.