Romantic Era Review
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The Romantic movement really comes into its own through
The democratic character of the Romantic movement is
Sympathy for the oppressed, interest in peasants, faith in humankind and its density
During the nineteenth century, concert life began to center on
public concert hall
Romantic composers sought to make instruments sing.
This statement best describes which element of music?
Which of the following characterizes musicians of the
Virtuous soloists became stars
Which central figure emerged to guide orchestral
The German term for the art song is:
A song whose text is a short lyric poem in German with
piano accompaniment is called a:
A group of Lieder unified by a narrative thread or by a
descriptive or expressive theme is called:
a song cyle
A song that is composed from beginning to end without
repetition of whole sections is called:
Schubert and his friends organized evening gatherings
of artists, writers, and musicians, called:
Approximately how many Lieder did Schubert
In Schubert's Elfking , the obsessive triplet rhythm of
the piano accompaniment represents:
the galloping of the horse
The poem's four characters are sung by _______
The most important keyboard instrument of the
Romantic period was the:
The short, lyric piano piece is the instrumental
Which nineteenth-century composer's entire output
centered on the piano?
Chopin's music calls for the use of _____, in which
certain liberties are taken with the rhythm without
upsetting the basic beat.
During the 1830s, which city was the center of the new
Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical,
or pictorial associations is called:
Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to
be an example of program music?
String Quartet in B-flat major
How many movements are in Berlioz's Symphonie
In Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe:
symbolizes the beloved, recurs as required by the literary program, and unifies the five movements, which are diverse in character and mood
The Dies irae is:
latin hymn formerly sung in a Mass for the dead
Which young composer did Robert and Clara
Schumann take into their home?
Brahms wrote _____ symphonies.
Brahms is often described as a(n) _____ because of his
use of forms of the Classical masters.
Brahms collected ________ throughout his life.
folk songs and folk sayings
Which of the following is a type of absolute music?
The most important organizing element in absolute music is:
How many movements does a typical Romantic symphony
Where was Tchaikovsky born?
May 7, 1840, Votkinsk, Russia
What is the name of the wealthy widow who became
Nadezhda von Meck
Which composer became a giant of Russian ballet in
the later nineteenth century?
Who wrote the librettos for Wagner's music dramas?
Which of the following is an opera from the Ring cycle?
Wagner's cycle of four music dramas is called:
The Ring of the Nibelung.
In his Ring of the Nibelung , which characteristic of traditional
opera did Wagner eliminate?
The earliest harbingers of modernism were artists and writers
Impressionism: Sun Rising , the painting that sparked the
Impressionist art movement, was created by:
The whole-tone scale used by Impressionist composers derives
Which of the following is/are characteristic of Impressionist
whole-tone scales, ambiguous tonality, and ninth chords
The Impressionist painters' interest in color is paralleled by
the Impressionist composers' interest in:
Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works
What nationality was Claude Debussy?
The program of Debussy's Prelude to "The Afternoon of a
Faun " evokes:
a landscape of a pagan mythological creature.
Which Tchaikovsky ballet is performed every
Christmas all over the world?
______ is a choreographed dance that began in the
Renaissance and was central to lavish festivals and theatrical
entertainments presented at the courts of kings and
Italian comic opera is called:
The term bel canto refers to:
The new melodic recitative of the nineteenth century
Which of the following was a widely beloved Italian
nationalist opera composer?
Which of the following wrote the play that was the source of
Verdi's inspiration for Rigoletto ?
Which character sings "La donna è mobile"?
Which of the following characterizes Singspiel ?
mozart's opera The Magic Flute is an example of this genre
Which composer is considered the greatest figure in German
opera and one of the most significant in the
history of the Romantic era?