Instructions: Please respond to either question 1 or 2 with an initial post of at least 150 words, using the textbook and links to sources provided. Then post at least one substantive reply to another post in either section.
Question 1:In Chapter 25 (pp. 829-831), we learn about classical music and two of that genre’s great composers — Haydn and Mozart. Listen to one composition (or a symphony) by Haydn or Mozart. Identify the work that you have chosen, and describe your responses. Can you think of any Hollywood movies that have used Classical music as a soundtrack, or music very similar?
Question 2:Many writers and artists used their skills to address the vice of slavery. For example, there were poets like Phillis Wheatley, or authors like Olaudah Equiano and Harriet Beecher Stowe. In the visual arts, there were artists like William Blake, William Hackwood, or Eyre Crowe. Choose a writing or piece of art that you like and think was especially powerful in addressing slavery.
Chapter 25 (pp. 828-831) Haydn Symphony no. 94 (“Surprise):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JESXMWrwzVQ Symphony no. 45 in F# minor:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXctarOxRz8 Mozart Symphony no. 40 in G minorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hywOY9BS9tQ The Magic Flute;
The singing part starts about 1:55 into this video, and notice how difficult her parts are by minute 2:40 or so.
Early Abolitionist Art & Literature
Chap. 26 (pp. 869-874; 877-879) In addition to selections of writing and art given in the text, see attached pdf document. Wheatley at http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/webtexts/Wheatley/phil.htm
File ArtAndAbolitionistLiteratureWk3.pdf (456.53 KB)