Homework Question on Bach, Fredrick the Great and Enlightened
First watch these YouTube videos: BBC –
- BACH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkKd1fjgqKI
- Frederick the Great: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqv2LzJXom4
- Enlightened Absolutism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBvZAPQVIro
Then start to write the reaction: Its divided into two parts:
- Give a personal reaction to the Bach video. Do you like any of the music? Why, why not? List four significant facts about Bach.
- List reforms or laws introduced by Frederick the great that made him a “benevolent and enlightened despot”
Homework Answer on Bach, Fredrick the Great and Enlightened
The Bach video is clear and detailed, and it gives every important fact about the life of Johann Sebastian Bach from the time of his birth to the time of his death. His music is highlighted in the video, and one is the Goldberg Variations BWV 988, which is likeable because it is emotionally overwhelming. Jesu Meine Freude BWV 227 is also likeable because it helps accomplish the objective of spiritual satisfaction.
Regarding four significant facts about Bach, first, he lived between 1685 and 1750. Secondly, he was an organist and a keyboard player loved by music lovers worldwide. Third, even after 100 years after his death, Bach’s work was recognized by professional musicians. This is still evident today because the resonant power of his work and the depth of his influence is regarded as one of the greatest achievements in the history of music. Fourth, Bach believed that the main and final reason of music should be the glory of God and the recreation of the mind.
Fredrick the great introduced reforms to the courts, and he cemented this when he stated that he would not in any way interfere with the Courts. He ordered that the statutes of the courts had to be obeyed, and this meant that the sovereign had no otherwise but to remain silent. Fredrick the great was also concerned about the subjects, and this meant that as a ruler he was concerned with the well-being of his subjects seeing the introduction of potatoes during his reign.