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Compositional form featuring a main theme (A) which returns several times in alternation with other themes, such as ABACA and ABACABA
(Op.) A number, often part of the title of apiece, designating the work in chronological relationship to other works by the same composer
MINUET AND TRIO
Compositional form in three parts (ABA), sometimes used as the third movement in classical and romantic symphonies, string quartets, and other works. Usually in triple meter, with a faster tempo than a minuet.
Compositional form in three parts. often used as the third movement of classical symphonies, string quartets, and other works, it is in triple meter and usually in moderate tempo.
THEME AND VARIATION
Form in which a basic musical idea (the theme) is repeated over and over and is changed each time in melody, rhythm, harmony, dynamics, or tone color. Used as independent piece or as one movement of a larger work
Sponsorship of an artist or a musician, historically by a member of the wealthy or ruling classes
Decorative light, ornate style prevalent in 18th century French courts during the Rococo period
The last part of a piece, a concluding section following the recapitulation and rounding off the movement by repeating themes or developing them further
Form of a single movement, consisting of three main sections: the exposition, the development and the recapitulation. A concluding section, the coda, often follows the recapitulation.
GRADUAL DYNAMIC CHANGE (CRESCENDO AND DIMINUENDO)
Because of their interest in expressing shades of emotion, classical composers frequently used...
-flavoring their serious compositions with folk and popular music
-writing comic operas that sometimes ridiculed the aristocracy
-writing dance music for public balls
Composers in the classical period took middle-class tastes into account by...
STRINGS, PAIRS OF WOODWINDS, HORNS, TRUMPETS, AND TIMPANI
The typical orchestra of the classical period consisted of...
FIRST, SLOW, FINAL FAST
Sonata form is used frequently as the form for the _____ movement of a multimovement work
A modulation from the home key to a new key in the exposition of a sonata form movement takes place in the
-was the fourth-largest city in Europe
-was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire
-had a population of almost 250,000
Vienna in 1800
A modulation from the home key to a new key in the exposition of a sonata form movement takes place in the...
Short musical ideas or fragments of themes that are developed within a composition are called
A SET OF PRINCIPLES THAT SERVE TO SHAPE AND UNIFY CONTRASTS OF THEME AND KEY
Sonata form should be viewed as...
The minuet and trio movement of a classical symphony, string quartet, or other work, is in ____ form.
The form known as minuet and trio is employed as the ____ movement of classical symphonies, string quartets, and other works.
A _____ is a musical composition that is usually light in mood, and meant for evening entertainment.
Unlike the other movements in the symphony, the _____ movement is generally not in the tonic key.
-is most often in sonata or sonata-rondo form
-is usually fast, lively, and brilliant, but somewhat lighter in mood than the opening movement
-is always in the tonic key of the symphony
The last movement of a classical symphony...
MINUET OR SCHERZO
The classical concerto differs form the symphony in that it does not have a _____ movement.
A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer's virtuosity is called
IS PERFORMED BY ONE PLAYER PER PART
A major factor that distinguishes chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music
FAST, SLOW, MINUET OR SCHERZO, FAST
The usual order of movements in a classical string quartet is...
The musical heir of Haydn and Mozart, Beethoven bridged the ____ and ____ periods.
THE BASSO CONTINUO WAS THE NUCLEUS OF THE INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE
Which of the following statements is not true of the music of the music of the classical period?
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
Which of the following statements is not true?
A MUSICAL COMPOSITION FOR SOLO INSTRUMENT AND ORCHESTRA
Which of the following is not true of the symphony?
KEY IN THREE OF ITS FOUR MOVEMENTS
Unity is achieved in the classical symphony partly by the use of the same...
-usually consists of four movements
-is the most important form in classical chamber music
-is written for two violins, viola, and cello
The string quartet
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