Chapter 23

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The first movement of a Classical symphony was often composed in a sonata-allegro form and might have included a slow introduction.

true

the Fifth Symphony opens and closes in the key of C minor

false

The Classical-era orchestra is typically composed of:

forty to fifty players

Generally a scherzo is slower paced than a minuet and trio.

false

There is no break between the second and third movements of the Fifth Symphony because they are linked by a transition.

false

The various movements of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony are unified by the opening motive.

true

The heart of the Classical orchestra was the:

the string section

From which earlier genre did the symphony evolve?

the italian opera overture

Which of Beethoven's symphonies sets the famous Ode to Joy poem by Schiller?

No. 9

Which does NOT characterize the opening theme statement in the second movement of Haydn's Military Symphony?

dramatic minor key themes, played fortissimo

The movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony that makes the most extensive use of variation procedure is:

the second

Which composer sometimes wrote monothematic sonata-allegro movements?

haydn

Which is NOT a trait associated with Haydn's symphonies?

traditional unimaginative modulations

Which malady afflicted Beethoven and profoundly affected his work as a composer?

deafness

How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

9

The meter heard throughout the second movement of Haydn's Symphonys No. 100 is triple.

false

The meter heard throughout the second movement of Haydn's Symphonys No. 100 is triple.

it is in minuet and trio form

The Classical symphony typically featured some woodwind and brass instruments along with strings.

true

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony generally follows the outline of the standard multimovement cycle.

true

The fourth movement of symphonies was often a bit slower and brooding in tone, like the second movement.

false

Percussion are absent from the second movement of Haydn's Symphony's No. 100.

false

Which of the following is a contribution to the symphony from the Mannheim school of composers?

the use of "steamroller" crescendo and the "rocket theme"

Which is NOT a new element introduced by Beethoven in this symphony?

a development section following the expostion

Theme and variations was a typical form for the second movement of a symphony.

true

The composer of the London symphonies was

joseph haydn

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