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Drew Cavanaugh


  1. Johann Sebastian Bach:

    1. Birth date/place:
      March 22, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany

    2. famous work:
      Six Brandenburg Concertos, Four Orchestral Suites,Cantata No.21

  2. George Frederick Handel:

    1. Birth date/place:
      February 23, 1685 in Halle, Germany

    2. famous work:
      Water Music Suite, Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.6

  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

    1. Birth date/place:
      January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria

famous work:
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, operas Le Nozze di Figaro


  1. Baroque: (famous work, description of style)

  2. Famous work: A Fantastic Cave with Odysseus and Calypso, Ahimelech Giving the Sword of Goliath to David, Alethea Talbot with her Husband

  3. (often initial capital letter) of or relating to a style of architecture and art originating in Italy in the early 17th century and variously prevalent in Europe and the New World for a century and a half, characterized by free and sculptural use of the classical orders and ornament, by forms in elevation and plan suggesting movement, and by dramatic effect in which architecture, painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts often worked to combined effect.

  4. Rococco: (famous work, description of style)

  5. Famous work: The Embarkation for Cythera, The Lock, The bathers

  6. a style of architecture and decoration, originating in France about 1720, evolved from Baroque types and distinguished by its elegant refinement in using different materials for a delicate overall effect and by its ornament of shellwork, foliage, etc.

Peasant Life

  1. Daily life (work, food, entertainment):
    Food: Meat, fruits and vegetables, cheese, sugar, bread, milk, tea, coffee, dessert, soup

  2. Work: Women didn’t usually go to work. They stayed home and the men went to work. Some peasants had to work for free, but they argued to the landowners and eventually tried to change it. There work started when the sun came up and ended when the sun went down. Peasants worked on the fields planting crops.

  3. Entertainment: Operas, music, feasts, jousts, festivals


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Television Networks, 2016. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. <http://www.biography.com/

Mercier, Philippe. "1700s Music & Families in Gardens by Philippe Mercier."
bjws.blogspot.com. N.p., 4 June 2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

Sinfini Music. "Top Ten Bach's Greatest Works." Sinfini Music. N.p., 16 Mar.
2015. Web. 17 Feb. 2016. <http://www.sinfinimusic.com/uk/features/guides/

"Types of Food in 18th Century England." umich.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb.
2016. <http://umich.edu/~ece/student_projects/food/foods.htm>.