Watch the basic seating chart of the orchestra change before your eyes. The orchestra expands with both number of orchestral members, and the addition of new of instruments in the transition from the Baroque Period, through the Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods. See how sparse the orchestra was in the time of Johann Sebastian Bach, watch brass instruments join the orchestra under Classical composers such as Johannes Brahms. Composers of the Romantic period, such as Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, and Richard Wagner added depth to the sound of their compositions with tubas, trombones, and more percussion. Print out each seating chart to study more closely.
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