Life in the 1700's
by Juliana DiCesare
Europe in the 1700's was a bustling time in which The Enlightenment took place. The Enlightenment had an effect on nearly everything like the arts, and on everyone of all social classes.
The music during The Enlightenment followed order and had structure. Ballets and operas were popular and were performed at royal courts. Opera houses sprung up all over Europe.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Bach was born on March 21st, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. His most famous works include Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, as well as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring.
George Frederick Handel
Handel was born on February 23rd, 1685. Although he was born in Germany, he spent most of his time in England. Some of his most prominent pieces are Messiah, which included voices and instrumentals. Also, another one of his great works was Waft Her Angels.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart was born in Salzburg Austria on January 27th, 1756. He was a music prodigy since the time he was a toddler. Some famous compositions of his include Serenade no. 13, The Marriage of Figaro, and The Magic Flute