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Changes in Art, Music, and Literature during the
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*The Enlightenment Ideas of order and reason were reflected in the arts-music literature, painting, and architecture. Artist borrowed Ideas and themes from classical Greece and Rome called Neoclassical
*A number of European authors began writing novels that had carefully crafted plots, suspense, and unexplored character thoughts and feelings.
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Changes in Art, Music, and Literature during the Enlightenment
*The music scene was dominated by such composers as Johann Sebastian and George Friedrich Handel. They wrote dramatic organ and choral music.
*During the Enlightenment a new lighter form of music developed called classical
New artistic styles
European art of the 1600's and early 1700's had been dominated by the style called
, which was characterized by a grand ornate design. Baroque styles could be seen in places such as Versailles and numerous paintings
*Writers included many woman, who turned a flood of popular novels.
is often considered the first true English novel. It tells the story of a young sevent girl who refuses the advances of her master.
*Another masterpiece, T
by Henry Fielding, tells of an orphan who travels all over England to win the hand of his lady
Three composers in Vienna, Austria, rank among the greatest figures
of the classical period in music. They were Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Haydn was particularly important in developing new musical forms, such as the
sonata and symphony. Mozart was a gifted child who began composing music at the
age of five and gave concerts throughout Europe as a youth. At 12, he wrote his first
opera. Mozart’s great operas—The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and The Magic
Flute—set a new standard for elegance and originality. Although he lived only to age
35, he wrote more than 600 musical works.
Beethoven showed enormous range in his work. He wrote beautiful piano music,
string quartets, and stirring symphonies. Beethoven’s earlier works were in the same
classical style as Mozart’s. However, his later compositions began new trends, which
carried music into the Age of Romanticism.