How to tell what period a musical piece is from
Examiner: Is the piece Classical, Romantic or 20th Century?
Examiner: Why do you think that?
Candidate: Because it reminds me of my girlfriend and I love her so much!
That, my friends, is how to tell what period a piece is from.
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) runs graded music examinations internationally. Periods, in music, refer to the time and style in which a piece was composed.