Music periods

Music PeriodArticles
1920s

In the 1920s, the expansion and popularity of recorded music—previo...

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Medieval

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21st Century Classical

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1930s

The music of the 1930s underwent a dramatic change from the trends ...

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1980s

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1940s

In the early 1940s, the evolution of sound recording had opened the...

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1990s

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Renaissance

The music of the Renaissance era (1400-1600) originated in Europe, ...

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1950s

The biggest change in the popular music of the 1950s was undoubtedl...

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Indian Classical

Indian classical music can be traced to the centuries leading up to...

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Romantic

The Romantic period began around 1830 and ended by the 1900s. The r...

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2000s

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1970s

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Classical

The Classical era begins about 1735 and ends around 1825, overlappi...

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1960s

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2010s

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Baroque

In Western music, the period that extends from 1600 to 1750 is know...

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20st Century Classical

The rich history of the 20th century directly inspired the diverse ...

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  • The History of Popular Music

    Discover stories from each decade. Listen to gems from the 1960s, 1970s, and more.
  • Early Music

    Read all about the formative music of the past centuries. Enjoy the regal yet easy sounds of the Baroque and Renaissance.
  • Indian Classical Music

    Dive into the South Asian philosophy through Indian classical music. Learn about musical traditions of the Hindustani and Carnatic culture.
  • The Epoch of Romanticism

    Get a taste of the most beloved and fruitful music period. See the personalities behind the major shift of the eras — from Classical to Romantic.