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Offline Uhor

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If you were, etc.

You can only pick one work per composer per era (history which shall be divided according to you).


My picks and divisions today, I'm rarely picky with records so I'll just name works:


Early Medieval (476 - 1000) - Pending review

High Middle Ages
(1000 - 1250) - Perotin: Alleluia Nativitas

Late Medieval (1250 - 1500) - Machaut: Messe de Nostre Dame


Early Renaissance (1400-1479) - Ockeghem: Missa Mi-mi

High Renaissance (1475-1525) - Gesualdo: Madrigals book 6 (yes I know this doesn't fit in the dates, but those are only tentative)


Early Baroque (1580–1650) - Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Middle Baroque (1630–1700) - Purcell: Dido and Aeneas

Late Baroque
(1680–1750) - Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140


Early Classical (1750–1775) - Haydn: Symphony No. 45

Middle Classical (1775–1790) - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

Late Classical (1790–1820) - Beethoven: Symphony No. 6


Early Romantic (Von Weber Operas - pre-Berlioz Symphonie fantastique) -  Von Weber - Der Freischütz

Middle Romantic - Wagner: Das Rheingold

Late Romantic (post-Wagner) - Brahms: Clarinet Quintet

Post Romantic (post-Brahms) - Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde


Impressionism - Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola, and harp

Expressionism - Webern: Symphony

Interwar (1918 - 1939) - Messiaen: L'Ascension

Post-war avant garde - Boulez: Le Marteau sans maître

Post-modern - Vivier: Lonely Child


21st Century - Chin: Violin Concerto