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LSU Music 1751 final

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Chopin's ethnicity
Polish
In the Symphonie fantastique, the instrument that plays the squeaky, high-pitched versio of the idee fixe:
e-flat clarinet
Harriet Smithson is perhaps the inspiration for the _______ in Berlioz's piece:
idee fixe
Pen name of Chopin's lover:
George Sand
A multi-movement instrumental piece for orchestra that attempts to tell a story:
program symphony
Nineteenth-century opera tended to be dominated by:
Italians
Musical form that Chopin's C# Minor Nocturne resembles:
rondo
Dominant characteristic of Chopin's nocturnes:
lyricism
Theme that could be described as "heroic" in Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor:
Theme C
Crime for which the protagonist in Symphonie fantastique is executed in the 4th movement of the piece:
murder
The central character of Carmen is a:
Spanish gypsy
Setting of Carmen:
19th century Spain
Instrumental music with no narrative or descriptive intent:
absolute music
Type of scale used in the first part of the melody in "Habanera":
chromatic scale
Composer known almost exclusively for his piano music:
Chopin
In the Symphonie fantastique, the dies irae theme represents
eternal damnation
Musical texture used to emphasize image of witches' dance in the 5th movement of the Symphonie fantastique:
polyphonic
Technique of playing with the wooden side of the bow, used by violins in the 5th movement of Symphonie fantastique:
col legno
"Realistic opera" implies the inclusion of characters who are:
believable
The dies irae is originally part of:
funeral mass
The English horn is actually a larger version of the:
oboe
Scale that dominates texture of Debussy's piano piece "Voiles":
whole tone
In the Rite of Spring, a virgin dances herself to death to:
please the God if Spring
Theme in Broken Intermezzo that most powerfully evokes nostalgia and sadness:
2nd
One of the following is not a characteristic of musical Impressionism:
dissonant harmonies
Sounding of two or more chords simultaneously
polychords
People who study folk music:
ethnomusicologist
Device used by Stravinsky to help bring order to the seeming chaos of his complicated textures:
ostinato patterns
Subtitle of Shostakovich's 7th symphony:
Leningrad
Instrument that plays main "Goin' Home" theme first:
English horn
City where The Rite of Spring premiered:
Paris
Poet whose poem inspired Debussy's great Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:
Mallarme
Language characterized by "unaccented" syllabic structure:
French
Simple scale used in much folk music:
Pentatonic
Process in music that emphasizes ethnic and linguistic distinctions:
nationalism
Poet who influenced Dvorak's Symphony No. 9:
Longfellow
Expanded chords used by Debussy and others very influential on:
jazz
Another term for "impresario":
producer
Style of music that re-visits traditions and procedures of the past:
neo-classical
African-American singer/composer whom Dvorak befriended:
Burleigh
Scale used in opening flute solo in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:
Chromatic
Before World War I, Stravinsky known primarily for his:
ballet scores
Two or more rhythmic patterns sounding simultaneously:
polyrhythms
A significant difference between Bartok and Stravinsky:
Bartok's lifelong reliance on folk influences
Genre of Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:
tone poem
The 3rd theme of the Broken Intermezzo makes a statement about:
Nazi tyranny
Solo instrument that plays 1st theme in the Broken Intermezzo:
oboe
Overall formal structure of Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:
ternary
Rural farming community where Dvorak and family spent 3 months:
Spillville, IA
Scale used in the 3rd melodic them in The Rite of Spring:
pentatonic
Decade during which Copland forged his American style:
1930's
Composer of "St. Louis Blues":
Handy
The clarinet "smear" at beginning of Rhapsody in Blue was originally intended to be a:
scale
Form used in Section 7 of Appalachian Spring:
theme and variations
An important motivation for Copland in creating his American style:
connecting with everyday listener
Minimalism can be seen as an extreme application of the:
ostinato technique
Nineteenth-century composer who was of particular influence on Gershwin:
Liszt
The polychord Copland uses in Section 1 of Appalachian Spring is formed by combining:
two simple triads
Copland's ballets usually set in:
frontier America
Harmonic technique used by both Copland and Stravinsky in their ballets:
polychords
An important distinction between Copland and Gershwin:
Copland's use of folk materials
The tune "Simple Gifts" is a product of which region:
Appalachia
In John Adams's "Short Ride in a Fast Machine," the illusion of increased speed is created by:
addition of more musical patterns
Instrumental genre that best describes Rhapsody in Blue:
solo concerto
Orchestrator of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue:
Grofe
Instrumental piece with relatively free formal structure:
Rhapsody
Before Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin's fame was as a:
songwriter
Style of music in which several simple musical units are combined and repeated over and over:
minimalism
Copland's "American style" is most closely associated with his:
ballet scores
Famous bandleader who commissioned Rhapsody in Blue:
Whiteman