The music during this time was also quite impressive. Beginning with Bach and ending with Mozart the music from the Baroque Period was incredibly advanced and beautiful to listen to. The combined genius of Bach and Mozart among others led to the creation of some of the most popular classical music in existence today. In fact one scene that was not shown in class of the movie Amadeus, which I also viewed in my music class, conveyed very well Mozart's unmatched musical talent. Salieri is attempting to compose something on the harpsichord and is clearly putting much thought into it. After hearing it only once Mozart asks to try playing it. Without using the sheet music Mozart repeats it perfectly without missing a note. When he gets to the end he decides he doesn't like it so he changes it on the fly and his version made up in his head in mere seconds is much better than Salieri's. The ease at which Mozart learned the song and improved it demonstrated his natural talent and ear for music.
The video clip may be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ciFTP_KRy4
On Wednesday we will be watching an Opera and learning about the different aspects of Opera so that we can watch one and write about it. Because I have already expressed my interest in Mozart's work I plan on watching and writing about one of Mozart's Operas such as Figaro or Don Giovanni.