Read the information on Mozart and the Enlightenment below, listen to the two pieces of music in the links, and respond to the discussion prompt.
Listen to the two pieces of music below. The first is by Bach and is a Baroquepiece (before Enlightenment). The second is by Mozart and is an 18th c. Classical piece.
What differences can you hear in the two works in regard to melody, mood, and instrumentation? (I don’t expect musical expertise here-just a lay person’s)
Of the two composers, which do you find has the greater influence on contemporary popular music and why? Cite an example–e.g. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” has Bach’s Basso Continuo (continual bass line). Approx. 500 words.
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