4.1- Objectives: Classical

Rococo and Neo Classical

Understand the forces behind the Classical era

  • The scientific and industrial achievements
  • The philosophical works that reflected the rationalism of the Enlightenment
  • The leading playwrights of the 18th Century
  • The French Revolution and the demise of the monarchy
  • The patronage and subject matter of the Rococo style
  • Leading painters of the Rococo style
  • Leading painters of the Neoclassical style
  • Musical innovations during the 18th century
  • Leading composers of the Classical style
  • Beethoven’s innovations in style
  • The influence of the middle class upon theatrical performances and concert hall performances
  • The symbolism behind Neoclassical style


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