Music during the Age of Enlightenment has been labeled today as being Baroque and Classical. Since the Baroque and Classical eras overlap one cannot be labeled as the prominent type during this age. Many of most famous composers of orchestral music were born and or produced masterpieces during these eras. Some of the composers who are associated with this era include Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Franz Joseph Haydn. The music during this time, which was Baroque and Classical, dominated all other forms of music across Europe. Also the characteristics of music changed as dynamics, tension and release, and more prominent use of rhythms were used.



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