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Enlightenment: Music & Art. Baroque vs. Rococo. Baroque: During time of absolute monarchs Grand & complex; painting were huge, colorful, & full of excitement Glorified historic battles or lives of saints Matched the grandeur of European courts Rococo: mid-1700s

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Enlightenment music art

Enlightenment:Music & Art


Baroque vs rococo

Baroque vs. Rococo

Baroque:

  • During time of absolute monarchs

  • Grand & complex; painting were huge, colorful, & full of excitement

  • Glorified historic battles or lives of saints

  • Matched the grandeur of European courts

    Rococo:

  • mid-1700s

  • Personal, elegant, charming, delicate

  • Rural settings surrounded by happy servants and pets


Baroque or rococo

Baroque or Rococo?


Baroque or rococo1

Baroque or Rococo?


Enlightenment music from baroque to classical

Enlightenment Music: from Baroque to Classical

  • New kinds of musical entertainment evolved during this era – ballets and operas

  • Music followed ordered, structured forms suited to the Age of Reason (Enlightenment)


Johann sebastian bach 1685 1750

Johann Sebastian Bach1685-1750

  • Baroque Period - wrote complex, beautiful religious works for organ and choirs

  • Works include the Brandenburg Concertos, Fugue in C Minor, Fugue in D Minor


George frederick handel 1685 1759

George Frederick Handel1685-1759

  • Baroque Period - wrote Water Music for King George I of England

  • Most famous work, the Messiah, is a standard at Christmas and Easter


Wolfgang amadeus mozart 1756 1791

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756-1791

  • Classical Period- wrote over 600 works including brilliant operas, symphonies, and religious music that defined a new style of composition (see p. 454)

  • Works include Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro


Ludwig van beethoven 1770 1827

Ludwig van Beethoven1770-1827

  • Classical Period-regarded as one of the most important of a generation of young composers following Haydn and Mozart

  • Completely deaf by his 30s, he continued to compose, conduct, and perform

  • Works include Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 9 (Ode to Joy), Für Elise, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 (Pathétique)


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