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Music

The artificially created male soprano or alto who dominated opera was known as:

The castrato.

A characteristic of Baroque music is its constant fluctuation of dynamics.

False

How many players are needed to perform a Baroque basso continuo?

Two

The group of early Baroque writers, artists, and musicians whose aim was to resurrect the musical drama of ancient Greece was known as:

The Florentine Camerata.

The basso continuo was performed only by a chordal instrument.

False

Why does the opening melodic line ascend in Strozzi's Amor dormiglione?

It suggests Cupid waking.

Dido's Lament, from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, is a da capo aria.

False

Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea is based on a Greek myth.

False

Early operas, such as Orfeo, were simple productions for intimate gatherings.

False

The oratorio was a dramatic, staged work with elaborate scenery and costumes.

False

Bach was most famous in his day as a performer on:

the organ.

Bach completed just under one hundred cantatas in his lifetime.

False

"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion" from Messiah is an example of:

a da capo aria.

The standard Baroque suite consists of a variety of international dance types.

True

Who was the court composer to Louis XIV that was central to the development of French opera?

Jean-Baptiste Lully

Which of the following dance types was NOT standard in a Baroque suite?

tarantella

A gigue is best described as:

a lively sextuple-meter dance.

A concerto based on the opposition of small and large groups of instruments is called a:

concerto grosso.

The solo group in a concerto grosso is called:

the concertino

The opening movement of Spring, from The Four Seasons, features:

ritornello form.

The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called a:

concerto.

Which of the following is NOT true of the Rococo?

It emphasized the grandiose.

A fugue is a form exclusively for solo keyboard performance.

False

In which voice is the subject first heard in Contrapunctus I, from The Art of Fugue?

the second to top voice, or alto

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

exposition.

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