Music History Unit 5 Test Review
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Inclusion of folk songs, dances, legends, and other national material in a composition to associate it with the composer's homeland.
Use of melodies, rhythms, or instruments that suggest foreign lands.
Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene.
Explanatory comments specifying the story, scene, or idea associated with program music.
Use of chords containing tones not found in the prevailing major or minor scale but included in the chromatic scale.
Slight holding back or pressing forward of tempo to intensify the expression of the music.
Alteration of the character of a theme by means of changes in dynamics, orchestration, or rhythm, when it returns in a later movement or section.
Setting of a poem for solo voice and piano, translating the poem's mood and imagery into music.
Concluding section; the section at the end of an art song which sums up its mood, played by the piano, without the voice.
Vocal form in which the same music is repeated for each stanza of a poem.
Vocal form in which there is new music for each stanza of a poem.
Modified strophic form
Form in which two or more stanzas of poetry are set to the same music while other stanzas have new music.
Group of art songs unified by a story line that runs through their poems, or by musical ideas linking the songs.
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mendelssohn was a great supporter of the music of ________________.
Two kings hired Felix to organize ____________.
a music school
to hire a composer to write a piece of music
In addition to writing music, Mendelssohn excelled as an _________________.
Mendelssohn was a strong believer in _______________.
True or False: Mendelssohn died after he turned 40.
True or False: Mendelssohn was also an artist and author.
True or False: Mendelssohn lived like a hermit, alone, spending all his waking hours writing music.
Notes of a chord played one after another.
Wagner wrote the libretto for all his operas.
Other opera composers frequently copied Wagner's style.
Myths and legends
Wagner based his operas on ___________________.
In addition to music, Wagner also wrote________.
What term did Wagner use to describe his operas?
True or False: Wagner's opera were describe as having an endless melody.
a recurring melody
the theater Wagner build in Bayreuth, Germany, is used almost exclusively for the performance of _______.
True or False: At first, Wagner used his own money to produce his operas.
After Wagner became successful, he still used his own money to produce his operas.
Which of the following is not performed by singers? An opera/Choral music/Vocal music/Orchestral music
Verdi always wrote the libretto for his operas.
Verdi wrote two operas with libretti adapted from plays by which British writer?
Verdi is considered one of the great opera composers of what century?
song from an opera
Rigoletto is based on play by _________.
Which male voice part sings higher? Tenor/Bass
True or False: Verdi's operas usually had a large cast of singers and a large orchestra.
Brahms was famous as a performer on what instrument?
Brahms was born in ___________.
Brahms lived most of his life in ___________.
True or False: Brahms had achieved great success as a composer by the time he was 21 years old.
True or False: Brahms never wrote an opera.
How long did it take Brahms to complete the Symphony no. 1?
True or False: Young composers came to Vienna to study with Brahms.
True or False: Brahms died penniless because he could not handle his finances.
Which of the following was not one of Brahms professions? Composer/composition teacher/orchestra conductor/music copyist
True or False: During his lifetime, Brahms was considered somewhat "old-fashioned" as a composer.
True or False: Tchaikovsky was a child prodigy and toured Europe as a pianist with his father.
In addition to composing, Tchaikovsky was also a successful _____________.
"The 1812 Overture"
Which of the following is a work by Tchaikovsky? "The Messiah"/"The 1812 Overture"/"The Unfinished Symphony"/Symphony "From the New World"
True or False: Tchaikovsky never traveled far from his home in Moscow, Russia.
A wealthy patron and the Russian government
Tchaikovsky received financial support from whom?
Tchaikovsky was the most popular composer in Russia during the latter part of ___________.
The Nutcracker is a _____________.
The Nutcracker is frequently performed around which holiday?
True or False: After he graduated from the St. Petersburg, Russia, conservatory of music, Tchaikovsky became a music teacher.
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