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Of the following, who is a noted woman composer of the Romantic era

Amy Cheney Beach

Of the following, which was NOT a major theme of Romantic writers

idealized heroes of Greece and Rome

The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were

love, longing, and nature

Of the following, which is NOT a title for Schumann's piano works

Rondos

Which does NOT characterize Romantic music

reserved emotions

What is the form of Schumann's "In the lovely month of May"

strophic

The art song can be described as representing a union of poetry and music

True

A German-texted song with piano accompaniment that sets a short lyric poem is called

a Lied:

The mood of Schumann's "In the lovely month of May" is joyful and exuberant

False

The Romantic orchestra was the same size as the Classical orchestra

False

The Industrial Revolution produced less expensive musical instruments but with no technical improvements

False

Which is true of Schubert's Erlking

It is the masterpiece of his youth It is based on the legend that whoever is touched by the king of the elves must die It presents four characters who are differentiated in the music:

Franz Schubert was a thoroughly Romantic composer whose music abandoned the forms and stylistic principles of Classicism

False

The desire for increased expressiveness in nineteenth-century music is communicated by the composer to the performer through new descriptive terms

True

A song that is composed from beginning to end without repetitions of whole sections is in strophic form

False

Exoticism was expressed through the incorporation within a composition of folk music of one's own country

False

A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called

strophic

Nineteenth-century musicians continued to be viewed by society as glorified servants

False

Franz Schubert composed several song cycles, including

Winter's Journey

The first movement of the Romantic concerto often omitted the orchestra exposition

True

Which composer is generally considered the greatest pianist and showman of the Romantic era

Liszt

Of which national school of composition is Dvořák a representative

Czech

Although a musical nationalist, Smetana avoided getting involved with the political revolution

False

Amy Cheney Beach was widely recognized in her lifetime as the leading American woman composer

True

Which does NOT characterize the scherzo from Beach's Sonata in A minor

Placed third in the four-movement cycle:

Nineteenth-century Russian composers have a strong tradition of utilizing folk tales as the basis of their compositions

True

Liszt joined Chopin in transforming the _____ from a piano exercise into a poetic mood piece

étude

Which of the following is LEAST likely to be an example of program music

String Quartet in B-flat major

Dvořák's Symphony No

9 was inspired by Goethe's Faust: False

Nationalism found natural expression in music, among other arts

True

Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Of the following, who did NOT write a major concerto in the Romantic era

Schubert

Who is the German-born conductor who set up a concert series across the United States and also established New York City's second professional orchestra

Theodore Thomas

Gottschalk's The Banjo is in a modified sonata form

False

Pianist Clara Schumann gave the first performances of her husband Robert's important works, and also became known as a leading interpreter of the music of Brahms and Chopin

True

The melody of the African-American Spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is suggestive of the third theme in

the first movement of Dvořák's New World Symphony:

The melody of Chopin's Prelude in E minor moves in disjunct motion through a wide range

False

Berlioz was awarded the Prix de Rome, during which time he wrote his Symphonie fantastique

True

The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was

the piano:

Incidental music to a play is generally considered to be absolute music

False

Of the following, which does NOT describe symphony composition in the Romantic era

Composers wrote more symphonies than their Classical counterparts

The finale to Symphonie fantastique projects a satanic character

True

Franz Liszt described the style of his music, along with that of Wagner and Berlioz, as the "music of the future

True

Mendelssohn played an important role in the revival of music by which Baroque composer

Bach

In the nineteenth century, where did serious American musicians complete their studies

in Europe

The Harlem Renaissance was an early twentieth-century movement that promoted the creative efforts of African Americans

True

The symphony was a new genre in the Romantic era

False

Clara Schumann's later creative activities were supported by the devotion of which composer

Brahms

A piece of program music for orchestra in one movement which, through several contrasting sections, develops a poetic idea or suggests a scene or mood is called

a symphonic poem:

The typical Romantic symphony has four movements

True

Which of the following did NOT characterize salons

They were generally hosted by wealthy male aristocrats:

Titles such as Prelude, Impromptu, and Intermezzo are used for

short, lyric piano pieces:

Which best describes the style of the third movement of Brahms's Symphony No 3

a melancholic waltz

Brahms's Symphony No 3is a program symphony

False

Chopin spent most of his productive life in

Paris:

Popular music has recently become a vehicle for the voice of women composers

True

Which movement of a symphony is traditionally the slowest

the second movement

The scherzo is a lively, dancelike movement in duple meter

False

William Grant Still was an African-American composer who sought musical inspiration from his native heritage

True

One of the leitmotifs from Wagner's Die Walküre is the magic fire music

True

The habanera is a dance song of Cuban origin

True

Puccini's Madame Butterfly is

a tragic tale of a Japanese geisha and a U: S: naval officer:

Which description best characterizes a part song

a short, secular song for three or four voice parts

Brahms's German Requiem was intended for performance in the Catholic Church

False

The focal point of Wagnerian music drama is the voice

False

Impressionist music is often characterized as a reaction to

all of the above:

Ravel's art reflects the twin goals of Impressionism and Neoclassicism

True

Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Impressionist music

accents on the first beat of each measure

Which of the following statements is NOT true about Romantic choral music

Only professional singers participated in nineteenth-century choruses

Which of the following countries was NOT a leading opera center in the nineteenth century

England

Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is based on a story by

E T A Hoffmann

Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is

a ballet

What was the name of the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Stravinsky to write ballets

Diaghilev

Singing in a chorus generally requires a different skill than playing in an orchestra

True

Which of the following is the Cuban dance song that Bizet set as an aria in Carmen

habanera

Opera provided composers with a good outlet for their interest in far-off lands

True

The text for Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's Under the Greenwood Tree was taken from Shakespeare's

As You Like It:

The Waltz of the Flowers is the climax of The Nutcracker ballet

True

Ravel was attracted to many styles of dance music

True

The librettist for Verdi's Otello was

Boito

Debussy considered Wagner's music dramas to be ponderous and tedious

True

French poets responded to Impressionism in painting by developing a new literary style called

Symbolism

Debussy was much influenced by non-Western music he heard at the Paris World Exhibition of 1889

True

Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, with its Japanese melodies and pentatonic and whole-tone scales, is an example of exoticism

True

Ravel's _____ sets texts from The Arabian Nights

Shéhérazade

Ballet became an independent art form in the nineteenth century

True

The form of "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place," the fourth movement of Brahms's German Requiem, is best described as

A-B-A-C-A, or rondo

Brahms's German Requiem has _____ movements

seven

In Rigoletto, Verdi turns away from tuneful melodies to heighten the dramatic action

False

Schumann wrote his song cycle A Poet's Love during his "year of song," in which he wrote hundreds of Lieder and he also married Clara (Wieck) Schumann:

True

The melody in twelve-tone music is called

a tone row

Of the following, which describes formalism

Formal considerations are valued over expressive ones.

What was the name of the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Stravinsky to write ballets

Diaghilev

Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is

a ballet

Klangfarbenmelodie refers to

a style that gives each note of a melody to a different instrument

Neoclassical composers preferred absolute music and forms to program music

True

Stravinsky's ballets all achieved immediate popularity with their audiences.

False

In The Royal March from Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, the meter remains constant throughout

False

Berg's music owes much to the influence of Arnold Schoenberg

True

It is thought that Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was prompted primarily

to avoid anit-Semitism in Vienna.

Webern's Symphony, Opus 21, uses many contrapuntal procedures

True

Webern's Symphony, Opus 21, combines serial technique with traditional forms

True

Who composed the opera Peter Grimes

Britten

Bart ók found that eastern European folk music was based on

ancient modes, unfamiliar scales,non-symmetrical rhythms.

Which nineteenth-century American composer is best remembered for his popular ballads and minstrel show tunes

Stephen Foster

Which of the following instruments would you NOT find in a standard mariachi band

clarinet

Which of the following is NOT a ballet by Aaron Copland

Our Town

While composing in his spare time, Charles Ives made his living as

an insurance executive.

Shape-note notation was used to help music reading for the general public

True

The music of Charles Ives was very popular and performed frequently during his lifetime

False

William Grant Still composed the first symphony by an African American to be performed by a major American orchestra

True

Like Copland and Prokofiev, Revueltas wrote music for films

True

Which does NOT characterize the blues

It is a form of African folk music.

What American city is considered the birthplace of jazz

New Orleans

Billie Holiday's song Billie's Blues demonstrates ________ form

16-bar blues

The principal exponent of cool jazz was trumpeter

Miles Davis.

What is the form of Gershwin's Piano Prelude No1

: A-B-A

The popular style that is characterized by vocal patter against a syncopated rhythmic accompaniment is

rap.

The Irish rock group of the late 1980s interested in political activism was

U2.

The Who's Tommy is an example of

rock opera.

Bernstein's West Side Story updates the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues to that between

The Jets and the Sharks.

The term loosely applied to various styles of Afro-Cuban dance music is

Salsa.

Ragtime was named for its ragged, highly syncopated rhythms and melodies

True

Cajuns and Creoles stem from the same ethnic background and share similar musical influences

False

Art rock or progressive rock was largely a British style

True

A new style that emerged during the 1950s that was a union of African American rhythm-blues, country western, and pop was called bebop

False

Rock is characterized by a strong, steady beat in a triple meter

False

The use of preexisting literary sources such as books and plays for the plots of musicals helped the new genre to gain maturity and permanence

True

New Orleans jazz depended on simultaneous improvisations by the players, which created a polyphonic texture

True

Big-band swing represented the dominant form of American popular music in the 1930s and 1940s

True

The jazz technique of playing short melodic ostinatos, or riffs, derives from African call-and-response patterns.

True

The musical has remained exclusively an American art form, not attempted by composers of other countries

False

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