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Of the following, which historical event did NOT have an impact on the Classical era?

the Russian Revolution

The audience of the eighteenth century, like that of today, was mainly interested in music from the past.

False

Despite intellectual attitudes in the Classical era, few significant advances were made in the sciences.

False

Which American president was a leading figure during the Classical period?

Thomas Jefferson

The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, the development, and:

Recapitulation.

In the Classical multimovement cycle, the third movement is usually in:

minuet and trio form.

How does a scherzo differ from a minuet?

A scherzo is faster and sometimes humorous, while a minuet is slower and serious.

In absolute music, the lack of a prescribed story or text to hold the music together makes the element of ____________ especially important.

form

The melody for Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3, is taken from an obscure folk tune.

False

Mozart died while writing his:

Requiem Mass.

Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3, was given the nickname "Emperor" because:

The slow movement is based on a hymn written for the Emperor Franz Joseph.

In the Classical string quartet, the second movement is most frequently a quick, light allegro.

False

The Classical symphony had its origins in the Italian opera overture.

True

The nickname "Father of the Symphony" was earned by:

Haydn.

How many movements are typical of pre-Classical symphonies?

three

Beethoven belonged to a generation of artists who were influenced by the full impact of:

the French Revolution

The structure of the second movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453, resembles the standard first-movement form.

True

The word concerto implies the opposition of two dissimilar elements, such as a soloist or solo group versus an orchestra.

True

The first movement of a Classical concerto features sonata-allegro form with:

a double exposition

How many piano sonatas did Beethoven compose?

32

Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, was composed in his late style period.

False

Beethoven's famous Moonlight Sonata has ____________ movements.

Three.

The Requiem was Mozart's first major composition in Vienna.

False

Opera buffa was typically serious in tone, with plots dealing with historical or legendary figures.

False

What Mozart opera is based on controversial play by Beaumarchais?

The Marriage of Figaro

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