Music Aesthetics: Definition & Examples


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The musical aesthetic of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony reflects which of the following?

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1. What is music aesthetics?

2. Whitney Houston's rendition of I Will Always Love You? tells us what about music aesthetics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Music aesthetics encompasses many different aspects of musical compositions. These printable assessments will determine what you know about important topics such as the aesthetics of Beethoven's Fifth and an accurate definition of musical aesthetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be emphasized on the multiple-choice quiz:

  • Musical aesthetics of Whitney Houston's version of I Will Always Love You
  • Main focus of the aesthetics in classical music
  • Attribute(s) of classical and popular music aesthetic

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of musical aesthetics and how they're connected to a rendition of I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define music aesthetics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the focus of musical aesthetics in classical music and the aesthetics of Beethoven's Fifth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristic(s) of classical and popular music aesthetics

Additional Learning

You can continue studying the concepts associated with the aesthetics of music in the lesson named Music Aesthetics: Definition & Examples. Areas that you'll be covering are listed below:

  • Musical ethics
  • Different periods of classical music
  • American philosopher Richard Shusterman's views on popular music