The Reflection Of Music Appreciation In The Classical Period

1924 Words4 Pages

Introduction Music Appreciation has broadened my view to listen to different eras of music that I was not accustomed to. It was pleasant listening, reading, and learning about different periods of music. This course has given me an exceptional amount of knowledge on different styles of music, identifying different elements in music as well as learning about legendary composers who have influenced music throughout history. Not only has music been around for decades, it has developed a history of great composers who have left an imprint in history by their extraordinary compositions of music they developed during their times of glory, like Ludwig van Beethoven. In this essay I will discuss how Beethoven is known as one of the greatest, ingenuity composers of his time and how the classical period is so fascinating to listen to and learn about. In addition, I will also discuss how Music Appreciation has reshaped the way I perceive and listen to different styles of music that have been created throughout history. Ludwig van Beethoven Classical music was established by many great composers, but only one has been known as the “greatest composer”of the Classical time; Ludwig van Beethoven is a legendary figure who for many is considered …show more content…

It was a time where cultural music was changing. This era has also been labeled as the “age of enlightenment.” The main ideas for the “enlightenment” was to have reason, logic, balance, and man could achieve anything. The purpose of the “enlightenment” was to focus on individuality and make your own decisions. Whereas, the Baroque relied on the church to make decisions for others as well as to decide their own believes in faith. Around the middle of the eighteenth century faith was so powerful that it began to overtake the social authority and the development of

More about The Reflection Of Music Appreciation In The Classical Period

Open Document