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What is a galante?

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Walter Leon

A new style of classical music, fashionable from the 1720s to the 1770s, was called Galante music. It consciously simplified contrapuntal texture and intense composing techniques that realized a pattern on the page and substituted a clear leading voice with a transparent accompaniment. Progressive musicians of J. S. Bach's own generation were seeking a fresh, immediate emotional appeal.

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