DETOUR: Re: Oil Price Effects ...

James Rogers jamesr@best.com
Sun, 23 Mar 2003 21:43:23 -0800


On 3/23/03 10:36 PM, "geege" <geege@barrera.org> wrote:
> Of, relating to, or characteristic of a style in art and architecture
> developed in Europe from the early 17th to mid-18th century, emphasizing
> dramatic, often strained effect and typified by bold, curving forms,
> elaborate ornamentation, and overall balance of disparate parts.
>
> Bee.tho.ven    Ludwig van. 1770-1827.


As you note above (perhaps unintentionally), Beethoven did not live during
the baroque period.  The baroque period ends during the mid 18th century
(i.e. circa 1750), before Beethoven was even born.  Regardless, baroque and
classical music isn't just defined by dates, but by compositional
differences.  Even in this respect, Beethoven is clearly classical rather
than baroque.

Pedantically yours,

-James Rogers
 jamesr@best.com