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MUSICHAP23

Haydn was employed for many years by the:
a) Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg.
b) Hungarian noble family of Esterházy.
c) Margrave of Brandenburg.

b) Hungarian noble family of Esterházy

The first violins have the melody throughout all the variations in this Haydn Symphony movement.
a) true
b) false

b) false

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony generally follows the outline of the standard multimovement cycle.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Which is NOT a new element introduced by Beethoven in this symphony?
a) a development section following the exposition.
b) the unification of all the movements with a single melodic idea.
c) the substitution of the scherzo and trio as the third movement.

a) a development section following the exposition.

The theme is heard throughout the Symphony's second movement in C major.
a) true
b) false

b) false

Why is Haydn's Symphony No. 94 subtitled the "Surprise"?
a) It was written for a surprise birthday party for King George of England.
b) It has a loud, crashing chord near the beginning that surprises the listener.
c) It uses a well-known folk song for its first theme that always surprises the listener

b) It has a loud, crashing chord near the beginning that surprises the listener.

What makes the opening of the Fifth Symphony so memorable?
a) a soaring, lyrical melody
b) an insistent four-note motive
c) a quick-paced rocket theme

b) an insistent four-note motive

Which does NOT characterize the opening theme statement in the second movement of Haydn's Surprise Symphony?
a) duple-meter, folklike theme, played staccato
b) sectional melody, in short repeated sections
c) dramatic minor-key theme, played fortissimo

c) dramatic minor-key theme, played fortissimo

Which element is NOT varied in this theme and variations form?
a) meter
b) dynamics
c) rhythm

a) meter

From which earlier genre did the symphony evolve?
a) the French ballet
b) the Italian opera overture
c) the Italian oratorio.

b) the Italian opera overture

Haydn was not successful working in the patronage system.
a) true
b) false

b) false

The Fifth Symphony opens and closes in the key of C minor.
a) true
b) false

b) false

The composer of the London symphonies was:
a) Joseph Haydn.
b) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
c) Ludwig van Beethoven.

a) Joseph Haydn

How many string quartets did Haydn write?
a) 40
b) 68
c) 104

b) 68

How many variations are heard after the opening theme statement in this movement?
a) two
b) three
c) four

c) four

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