The prevailing aesthetic of the Classical period is founded upon balance, with the various elements of a musical composition maintained in a structure that allows all to co-exist in equilibrium. The perfection of form in itself and its flawless alignment with expressive content makes the works of Joseph Haydn and his younger friend Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart unrivalled in these respects.
Guide to Classical Music
on radio 3
Essential Guide to Classical Music
What's On Classical TV and Radio
Guide to the Orchestra
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