Mozart vs. Beethoven - Real Classical Composers

Posted Mar 10, 2011 by Adele Daw

This lesson is designed to help students understand that Classical music can refer to music composed during a period in music history known as the Classical Period rather than the style of all symphonic music. The students will be given a brief overview of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Periods of music. Next, students will learn about the lives of two famous composers of the Classical Period, Beethoven and Mozart. After listening to several selections by these two composers, the students will compare and contrast the composition styles of the two composers utilizing a Venn diagram.

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