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musicchap 27

Schubert died young from:
a) tuberculosis.
b) syphilis.
c) cancer.

b) syphilis.

The composer normally writes the lyrics for the LIED.
a) true
b) false

b) false
Typically, Lieder are arranged for a single singer and piano.

A song form that is composed from beginning to end without repetitions of whole sections is called:
a) strophic form.
b) modified strophic form.
c) through-composed form.

c) through-composed form.
A song is said to be through-composed if it has different music for each stanza of the lyrics

Two prominent German Romantic poets whose texts were often set to music were Heinrich Heine and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
a) true
b) false

a) true

A Lied is an art song for solo voice and piano sung in ______.
a) German
b) French
c) either German or French

a) German

The piano became a popular instrument for amateur musicians.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Lieder composers often attempt to portray musically the imagery of the poems.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Romantic-era piano works often had fanciful titles.
a) true
b) false.

a. true

Schubert wrote approximately_____ songs.
a) one hundred
b) six hundred

b) six hundred

Schubert wrote symphonies based on the forms established by Classical composers.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Schubert's Erlking was written:
a) early in his life.
b) in the year he died.

a) early in his life.

A group of Lieder unified by a descriptive or narrative theme is known as a:
a) song cycle.
b) oratorio.
c) medley.

a) song cycle.

The text of The Erlking was written by:
a) Heine.
b) Goethe.

b) Goethe.

Women seldom composed for the piano in the Romantic era.
a) true
b) false.

b) false.

How is the character of the Erlking differentiated musically in the song?
a) low range and minor mode
b) high range and dissonant
c) medium range and major mode

c) medium range and major mode

What best describes the character of the Military Polonaise?
a) subtle
b) forceful
c) humorous

b) forceful

Which genre is NOT a part of Chopin's compositional output?
a) piano concertos
b) piano sonatas
c) string quartets

c) string quartets

The piano was declining in popularity at the time of the Romantic Lied.
a) true
b) false

b) false

What is the form of Schubert's song Erlking?
a) strophic
b) modified strophic
c) through-composed

c) through-composed

Lieder composers often attempt to portray musically the imagery of the poems.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Which is the best definition of "tempo rubato"?
a) quick tempo
b) in strict time
c) robbed time

c) robbed time
Tempo rubato (Italian for: stolen time) is a musical term referring to expressive and rhythmic freedom by a slight speeding up and then slowing down of the tempo of a piece at the discretion of the soloist or the conductor. Rubato is an expressive shaping of music that is a part of phrasing

The piano changed little technically during the nineteenth century.
a) true
b) false.

b) false.

A song form in which the same melody is repeated for each stanza, often heard in popular music, is known as:
a) strophic form.
b) modified strophic form.
c) through-composed form.

a) strophic form.
Strophic form (verse-repeating or chorus form) is the simplest and most durable of musical forms, elaborating a piece of music by repetition of a single formal section. This may be analyzed as "A A A...".

Chopin was romantically involved with George Sand, the renowned:
a) French opera composer.
b) French painter.
c) French novelist.

c) French novelist.

The short, lyric piano work might be considered the instrumental equivalent to the nineteenth-century Lied.
a) true
b) false.

a) true

Chopin's Military Polonaise is set in _____ meter.
a) duple
b) triple
c) compound

b triple

Which best characterizes the range for the father's role in the song?
a) low range
b) medium range
c) high range

a) low range

Women composers often wrote Lieder in the Romantic era.
a) true
b) false

a) true

Chopin lived a long and productive life, turning to the church in his later years.
a) true
b) false

b) false

What expressive technique does Schubert use in the boy's cry, "My father, my father"?
a) major mode
b) melismatic setting
c) high range and dissonance

c) high range and dissonance

Frédéric Chopin spent most of his productive career in:
a) France.
b) Poland.
c) England.

a) France

Romantic Lieder texts often speak of love and or nature.
a) true
b) false

a) true

The nineteenth century was an age of great virtuoso pianists.
a) true
b) false.

a) true

According to legend, a child touched by the Erlking must die.
a) true
b) false

a) true
Erlking is based upon the legend that whoever is touched by the king of the elves must die.

The polonaise was originally a noble, processional dance.
a) true
b) false

a) true

What does the triplet rhythm in the piano accompaniment symbolically represent in this song?
a) the boy's terror
b) the seductive Erlking
c) the horse's hooves

c) the horse's hooves

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