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1600%20Baroque%20Classical%20Fall%202010 - The Baroque Era...

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The Baroque Era (ca 1600 – ca 1750) The Classical Era (ca 1750 – ca 1815) The Baroque Era enthusiasm for heightened expression brought together music and interest in the power of Greek drama to create a new, staged theatrical drama set to music – opera Operatic styles and the homophonic-based basso continuo influence music for other media; the solo opera singer inspires works for instrumental soloists Reflecting the rational values of the Enlightenment, the Classical Era rejects Baroque theatricality in favor of simplicity, clarity, objectivity, and taste. The rise of the middle class coupled with Enlightenment notions of social equality inspire new genres (symphony) and contribute to the notion that music can embody ideals
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The Baroque Era (ca 1600 – ca 1750) The Classical Era (ca 1750 – ca 1815) Baroque Era Love of extremes and contrast leads to almost theatrical level of expression Aristocrats sponsor most music Absolutism – monarchs assert more political and cultural control and influence
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course MUSIC 4 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Norfolk.

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