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Assignment Questions

 Classical and Romantic Era music

The following outlines your readings for the second essay along with the prompt question. Once you have completed the essay, follow directions as outlined. The submission area can be found below.

Referencing only the readings indicated below (and your textbook chapters 15, 16, AND 17 of Culture & Values, the alternate volume for this section), your second essay will contrast and compare the various styles of music in Europe during the 15th through 18th centuries. First discuss the differences and similarities between Baroque, Classical and Romantic Era music. Then, discuss several composers of each era. As an example, the Baroque period is associated with composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi and George Frederic Handel, to name a few. Best known composers of the Classical period are Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven, again to name a few. A few well known Romantic composers include Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn and Frederic Chopin. Elements to explore include:

1-the styles of each period

2-influences of the composers

3-innovations attributed to each period

4-musical genres of each period.


Schmidt-Jones, Catherine. The Music of the Romantic Era. Connexions. 15 Feb. 2013 (pdf file above)


Baroque Music Parts One and Two


Classical Music and Romantic Music – Parts One through Four


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