For your Week 3 assignment, examine key compositions and composers of the Classical period. This is an opportunity for further analysis of the context in which a work of music is created.
Listen to the Listening Guides: The Classical Period to prepare for this assignment.
Select one composition from the Classical period.
Imagine you have gone to a performance of your selected composition in the year and location it was originally performed. What type of audience are you a part of? Describe your experience and include the following:
Description of how melody, harmony, rhythm, and texture are used in the music of the era of your selected work
How your experience reflects changes in society and its economy during the Classical period
Submit your assignment as a presentation. You may use a Microsoft® PowerPoint®presentation, a video or another tool with which you are familiar. The presentation should be developed with either 8 to 12 slides or a similar length in another presentation tool.
Include detailed explanations in the Speaker Notes section that correlate to each point if audio is not a part of your assignment.
Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.
Listen to the following on the McGraw-Hill Connect site to prepare for your Week 3 assignments:
“Symphony No. 94 in G major, I” (9:38)
“Symphony No. 94 in G major, II” (6:21)
“Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488, I” (11:42)
“Don Giovanni: K. 527, Act I – Introduction” (5:48)
“Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13, I” (6:49)
“Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, I” (7:37)