I have about twenty more minutes before I submit this short essay of Bach vs Mozart. Please tell me what you think. Thank you!!
Bach's music is known for the fugues he composed. They can be dark and brooding, but soothing at the time time. The music he composed was also comparable to a "round" or a song sung by more than one person singing the same words, but at different times (think "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"). Though they're aren't any words in his compositions, you can hear the instruments performing this round of music. They "sing" the same words, but not together and not always in the same pitch. What I remember the most from Bach's compositions is his use of the winds and strings.
Mozart, on the other hand, kept things somewhat simple. In this, I mean that the sounds were more relaxing and easier to follow. One thing that stands out from the Classical period is that the music was created to be memorable (at least, this is my opinion). Mozart creates a homophonic sound with the orchestra and they sound like they're one entity, but with their own voice. I love the pieces he wrote for the strings family. The music sounded beautiful.
When given the choice to listen to either Bach or Mozart, I would choose Mozart.
Asked by _Tam_ at 2:25 AM on May. 27, 2011 inLevel 30 (42,083 Credits)
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