Classicism Discussion Questions

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The music of German Classicism captures the artistic expression of the movement as a whole. Study the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or another classical composer. Note the impact this music has had on the works of modern composers and musicians.

Classicists incorporated Greek myths into their works to enrich their meaning. Investigate the origins of these myths and observe how their imitators have altered them. How can these deviations enhance or diminish the overall impact of a piece? Give specific examples.

The Greeks and Romans have been looked upon as being part of the "glorious past" of Western civilization. Influences of this past are evident in contemporary Western society. Investigate the impact of such influences, positive and negative, on contemporary life.

Works from many cultural periods all over the world have been said to incorporate classical attributes. Choose a piece of literature, art, or music...

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