Also called style galant, or galanter stil. This is a clear, elegant, uncomplicated style that arose in contrast to the more complex style of Baroque counterpoint. It is light, graceful, sometimes witty, and very pleasing to listen to. This style of music rejected the old figured bass and replaced it with the more lively murky bass and Alberti bass.
SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:
- Quantz: Trio Sonata in C major, I
- W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank --
Disc 3, Track 1
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