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The opening section of a fugue, in which all voices introduce the subject successively, is called the

exposition

A keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked by quills is

the harpsichord

In a fugue, the areas of relaxation where the subject is not heard are called

episodes

What is the principal element of a fugue?

counterpoint

Bach's last demonstration of contrapuntal mastery was

The Art of Fugue

In a fugue, the technique of stating the theme in faster rhythmic values is called

diminution

After the fugue subject is stated, the second entrance of the subject is called the

answer

The ____ is a keyboard form based on the principle of voices imitating each other

fugue

Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on

the organ

Which of the following is a set of forty eight preludes and fugues by Bach?

The Well Tempered Clavier

In the field of keyboard music, Bach's most important collection was

The Well Tempered Clavier

The harpsichord is different from the piano because

all three choices?

The harpsichord is incapable of crescendo and diminuendo

true

A fugue is a form exclusively for solo keyboard performance

false

During his lifetime, Johann Sebastian Bach was primarily known as a great organist

true

At the beginning of a fugue, the countersubject is stated alone

false

The three main keyboard instruments of the Baroque were the harpsichord, organ, and piano

false

Although J. S. Bach had twenty children, none of them became musicians

false

Bach's The Art of Fugue was scored for strings

false

A fugue is a contrapuntal composition in which a single subject is the focal point, thus unifying the work

true

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