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Chopin's ethnicity


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:


Musical form that Chopin's C# Minor Nocturne resembles:


Dominant characteristic of Chopin's nocturnes:


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:


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:


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:


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:


The dies irae is originally part of:

funeral mass

The English horn is actually a larger version of the:


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:


One of the following is not a characteristic of musical Impressionism:

dissonant harmonies

Sounding of two or more chords simultaneously


People who study folk music:


Device used by Stravinsky to help bring order to the seeming chaos of his complicated textures:

ostinato patterns

Subtitle of Shostakovich's 7th symphony:


Instrument that plays main "Goin' Home" theme first:

English horn

City where The Rite of Spring premiered:


Poet whose poem inspired Debussy's great Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:


Language characterized by "unaccented" syllabic structure:


Simple scale used in much folk music:


Process in music that emphasizes ethnic and linguistic distinctions:


Poet who influenced Dvorak's Symphony No. 9:


Expanded chords used by Debussy and others very influential on:


Another term for "impresario":


Style of music that re-visits traditions and procedures of the past:


African-American singer/composer whom Dvorak befriended:


Scale used in opening flute solo in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:


Before World War I, Stravinsky known primarily for his:

ballet scores

Two or more rhythmic patterns sounding simultaneously:


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:


Overall formal structure of Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun:


Rural farming community where Dvorak and family spent 3 months:

Spillville, IA

Scale used in the 3rd melodic them in The Rite of Spring:


Decade during which Copland forged his American style:


Composer of "St. Louis Blues":


The clarinet "smear" at beginning of Rhapsody in Blue was originally intended to be a:


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:


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:


An important distinction between Copland and Gershwin:

Copland's use of folk materials

The tune "Simple Gifts" is a product of which region:


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:


Instrumental piece with relatively free formal structure:


Before Rhapsody in Blue, Gershwin's fame was as a:


Style of music in which several simple musical units are combined and repeated over and over:


Copland's "American style" is most closely associated with his:

ballet scores

Famous bandleader who commissioned Rhapsody in Blue:


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