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Classical Era

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Classical style flourished in the music during the period
1750-1820
Which of the following statements should NOT be associated with the classical period?
The basso continuo was the nucleus of the instrumental ensemble
Which of the following characteristics is not typical of the music of the classical period?
The texture is basically polyphonic
Mozart's last comic opera. The magic flute. Is a masterpiece of singspiel, meaning that the work is in german and has
a spoken dialogue
The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of
strings, pairs of woodwinds, horns, trumpets, and timpani
In the classical period, comic operas sometimes
showed the aristocracy in a bad light
In mozarts opera Don Giovanni
leporello is a comic character.
The duet we watched between don giovanni and zerlina is known as
la ci darem la mano
the term sonata form refers to the form of a single movement, and it should not be confused with the term sonata , which is used for a whole composition made up of several movements
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Standard four- movement format is the basis for most symphonies and for nearly all of this era
string quartets
which of the following is NOT part of a sonata form movement?
Rondo
A modulation from the home key to a new key in the exposition of a sonata form movement takes place in the
bridge
Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called
motives
The three main sections of a sonata form movement are often followed by a concluding section known as the
coda
The final A section of a standard minuet and trio movement differs from the A opening section because
repeat signs are removed
Because of its liveliness, regularity, and buoyancy, the rondo most often serves as a
final movement
The movement of haydns "surprise" symphony to which we listened is in what form?
Theme and variation
A typical sequence of movements in four-movement format is
fast, slow, dancelike, fast
In many of Beethoven's works there is a movement instead of the minuet
scherzo
The string quartet
usually consists of four movements
is the most important form in classical chamber music
in written for two violins, viola, and cello
Haydn was fortunate in having a long and fruitful, as well as financially stable relationship with the hungarian noble family of
Esterhazy
Haydn's musical accomplishments are all the more remarkable given that her wrote several of his greatest works when unable to hear at all
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Along with his operas, Mozarts are considered his most important works
piano concertos
Beethoven's symphony No. 9
is subtitled the "choral"
One of beethoven's important early piano sonatas is the one to which we listened to, the
pathetique