The solo concerto is:
- an instrumental work, usually in three movements, that features one performer supported by an accompanying group of instruments
(T/F) Baroque composers, like their Renaissance counterparts, generally did not specify instrumentation.
In music compositions, a theme is:
a musical idea that is used as a building block thoughout the composition
Of the following, which describes musical life in the Classical era?
The rise of public performances gave composers new venues to perform their works
Which role in musical life was the only socially acceptable role for eighteenth-century women wanting a career in music?
Which of the following is a likely combination of instruments in a trio sonata?
two violins, cello, and harpsichord
(T/F) The American Declaration of Independence reflects the intellectual climate of the Classical era.
(T/F) The expansion and reworking of a theme within a composition is called thematic development.
The Baroque composer who wrote over five hundred keyboard sonatas whose structure led to the development of sonata-allegro form was:
The sonata da camera of the Baroque was intended to:
(not) be performed in church.
be performed at home.
depict a particular scene in each movement.
none of the above.
(T/F) Despite the intellectual attitudes in the Classical era, few significant advances were made in the sciences.
(T/F) The term trio sonata refers to the number of parts, or musical lines, rather than the number of players.
The famous four-note figure at the beginning of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 is best described as:
The harpsichord is different from the piano because:
it usually has two keyboards, rather than one.
(not) its strings are plucked, rather than struck.
it is not capable of a wide dynamic range.
all of the above.
(T/F) A fugue is a contrapuntal (polyphonic texture)
composition in which a single subject is the focal point, thus unifying the work.
(T/F) Eighteenth-century thinkers and artists turned away from the idealized civilization of the Greeks and Romans and embraced the realism of the Middle Ages.
(T/F) Some women achieved fame during the eighteenth century as opera singers and as solo instrumentalists.
(T/F) Stradivarius was a famous Baroque violin maker each of whose instruments are worth millions of dollars today.
A melody composed with a symmetrical four-bar phrase structure delineated by cadences is characteristic of the ____________ period.
The first era of Western music in which instrumental music was as important as vocal music was the:
In the slow movement of Spring from The Four Seasons, Vivaldi evokes a dog barking through:
trills and running scales.
fast staccato notes
(not) a folk dance.
an ostinato rhythm.
(T/F) In the eighteenth century, composers were viewed as equals to the highest level of society.
The instrumental form based on the contrast of two dissimilar masses of sound is called: