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Music Notes – Classical Period Chapter 11: Music and the Enlightenment Enlightenment - late 18th century intellectual and philosophical movement - role of music became to entertain and please all classes of people Voltaire - Cosmopolitan center during late 18 th century *Rousseau - attacked opera seria for being too complex - demanded music be filled with “natural simplicity” and “pleasing variety” Humanism “The Pursuit of Happiness” France (1787-1799) U.S. (1775-1783) Cosmopolitan Vienna – capital of Hapsburg Empire Italian opera German instrumental *Joseph II - Emperor, most enlightened ruler, presided over golden age in Viennese music Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven Oct. 14 th – Musical Consumerism – novel - entertainment for the common people *Concert Halls Oxford, England – (1748) - composers begin to support themselves - concert halls and therefore public concerts were due to the growth of the middle class - made music accessible to all - most popular genres played in this venue were symphonies and concertos
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2011 for the course MUSIC 1930 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.

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