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Music

Romantic composers sought to make instruments sing. This statement best describes the element of:

Melody.

A Romantic symphony is generally longer than a Classical symphony.

True

Brass instruments became more flexible due to the invention of:

valves.

A song form where the main melody is repeated for two or three stanzas but has new or significantly varied material introduced when the text requires it is called:

modified strophic.

Which of the following is true of Schubert's Elfking?

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. all of the above

Schubert organized evening gatherings of artists, writers, and musicians, called:

Schubertiads.

Which of the following was NOT a technical improvement in the nineteenth-century piano?

A second keyboard was added.

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's The Year has extra-musical connections.

True

Chopin primarily composed for which type of venue?

salon or drawing room

Which of the following characterizes the published devotional music in America during the nineteenth century?

simpler notation for people lacking music literacy

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

False

Grieg's music for Peer Gynt was published as a suite.

True

Which of the following inspired Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique?

the actress Harriet Smithson

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

True

The symphony was a new genre in the Romantic era.

False

The origins of the Romantic concerto reach back to the Renaissance.

False

Of the following, who wrote more than seven symphonies?

Haydn

How many movements are in a typical symphony?

four

The emotional quality of Wagner's music is heightened by the use of:

chromatic dissonance.

The concept of a total artwork in which all the arts—music, poetry, drama, visual spectacle—are fused together is called:

Gesamtkunstwerk.

Which of the following does NOT characterize the music for Act III, Scene 1 of Die Walküre?

The orchestra plays a subordinate role.

Richard Wagner composed the first Singspiel.

False

Who was Tchaikovsky's principal patron?

Nadezhda von Meck

The leading composer of Italian opera in the late-Romantic era was:

Puccini

What Russian figure played a crucial role in the development of twentieth-century ballet?

Diaghilev

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