What is the most likely reason that the type of music composed during the Classic Period was lighter, clearer, and more accessible than music of the Baroque, and substituted monody for the complex rhythms and counterpoint of the latter?

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    After the complexity of the Baroque era, composers had simply run out of new ideas.
    The music was designed to appeal to a wider audience.
    Musical creation was for the sole purpose of glorifying God and, therefore, must be kept simple.
    Composers had no goal other than to express their own individual feelings.
asked Oct 2, 2012 in Music by anonymous
    

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The music was designed to appeal to a wider audience.
answered Oct 5, 2012 by LaMusica ~Expert~ (2,890 points)



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