Le siècle des Lumières Musée
Explore the world of the 1700's and witness history.
In the 1700s, the most popular form of music was Baroque Music. This form of music mainly focuses on being elegant and simple, yet people back then also thought of it as distorted and made of unnatural ornamentation. In fact, the word baroque is a french word meaning "Misshapen pearl." Some Famous Composers at the time were Johann Sebastian Bach, George Fredrick Handel, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Johann Sebastian Bach was a German Musician and Composer born in Eisenach, Germany. He is famous for Piano and Organ pieces such as Jesu; Joy of Man's Desiring, Air on a G String, and Sheep may Safely Graze. George Fredrick Handel was a German-English composer born on February 23rd, 1685 in Halle, Germany. Some of his most famous pieces are Radamisto, Guilio Cesare, and the Beggar's Opera. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian Musician born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27th in 1756. His most famous works are La finta giardiniera, Haffner, and Coronation Mass.