Was Mozart a classical or baroque composer?

Everyone is familiar with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – boy genius, classical composer, tragic figure who died so young. Perhaps less well appreciated, however, is that Mozart’s great classical achievements were firmly grounded in the baroque.

What was Mozart’s era called?

The First Viennese School is a name mostly used to refer to three composers of the Classical period in late-18th-century Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Franz Schubert is occasionally added to the list. In German-speaking countries, the term Wiener Klassik (lit. Viennese classical era/art) is used.

What style was Mozart’s music?

Mozart’s music, like Haydn’s, stands as an archetype of the Classical style. At the time he began composing, European music was dominated by the style galant, a reaction against the highly evolved intricacy of the Baroque.