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Of the following, who is a noted woman composer of the Romantic era

Amy Cheney Beach

Of the following, which was NOT a major theme of Romantic writers

idealized heroes of Greece and Rome

The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were

love, longing, and nature

Of the following, which is NOT a title for Schumann's piano works


Which does NOT characterize Romantic music

reserved emotions

What is the form of Schumann's "In the lovely month of May"


The art song can be described as representing a union of poetry and music


A German-texted song with piano accompaniment that sets a short lyric poem is called

a Lied:

The mood of Schumann's "In the lovely month of May" is joyful and exuberant


The Romantic orchestra was the same size as the Classical orchestra


The Industrial Revolution produced less expensive musical instruments but with no technical improvements


Which is true of Schubert's Erlking

It is the masterpiece of his youth It is based on the legend that whoever is touched by the king of the elves must die It presents four characters who are differentiated in the music:

Franz Schubert was a thoroughly Romantic composer whose music abandoned the forms and stylistic principles of Classicism


The desire for increased expressiveness in nineteenth-century music is communicated by the composer to the performer through new descriptive terms


A song that is composed from beginning to end without repetitions of whole sections is in strophic form


Exoticism was expressed through the incorporation within a composition of folk music of one's own country


A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called


Nineteenth-century musicians continued to be viewed by society as glorified servants


Franz Schubert composed several song cycles, including

Winter's Journey

The first movement of the Romantic concerto often omitted the orchestra exposition


Which composer is generally considered the greatest pianist and showman of the Romantic era


Of which national school of composition is Dvořák a representative


Although a musical nationalist, Smetana avoided getting involved with the political revolution


Amy Cheney Beach was widely recognized in her lifetime as the leading American woman composer


Which does NOT characterize the scherzo from Beach's Sonata in A minor

Placed third in the four-movement cycle:

Nineteenth-century Russian composers have a strong tradition of utilizing folk tales as the basis of their compositions


Liszt joined Chopin in transforming the _____ from a piano exercise into a poetic mood piece


Which of the following is LEAST likely to be an example of program music

String Quartet in B-flat major

Dvořák's Symphony No

9 was inspired by Goethe's Faust: False

Nationalism found natural expression in music, among other arts


Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Of the following, who did NOT write a major concerto in the Romantic era


Who is the German-born conductor who set up a concert series across the United States and also established New York City's second professional orchestra

Theodore Thomas

Gottschalk's The Banjo is in a modified sonata form


Pianist Clara Schumann gave the first performances of her husband Robert's important works, and also became known as a leading interpreter of the music of Brahms and Chopin


The melody of the African-American Spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is suggestive of the third theme in

the first movement of Dvořák's New World Symphony:

The melody of Chopin's Prelude in E minor moves in disjunct motion through a wide range


Berlioz was awarded the Prix de Rome, during which time he wrote his Symphonie fantastique


The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was

the piano:

Incidental music to a play is generally considered to be absolute music


Of the following, which does NOT describe symphony composition in the Romantic era

Composers wrote more symphonies than their Classical counterparts

The finale to Symphonie fantastique projects a satanic character


Franz Liszt described the style of his music, along with that of Wagner and Berlioz, as the "music of the future


Mendelssohn played an important role in the revival of music by which Baroque composer


In the nineteenth century, where did serious American musicians complete their studies

in Europe

The Harlem Renaissance was an early twentieth-century movement that promoted the creative efforts of African Americans


The symphony was a new genre in the Romantic era


Clara Schumann's later creative activities were supported by the devotion of which composer


A piece of program music for orchestra in one movement which, through several contrasting sections, develops a poetic idea or suggests a scene or mood is called

a symphonic poem:

The typical Romantic symphony has four movements


Which of the following did NOT characterize salons

They were generally hosted by wealthy male aristocrats:

Titles such as Prelude, Impromptu, and Intermezzo are used for

short, lyric piano pieces:

Which best describes the style of the third movement of Brahms's Symphony No 3

a melancholic waltz

Brahms's Symphony No 3is a program symphony


Chopin spent most of his productive life in


Popular music has recently become a vehicle for the voice of women composers


Which movement of a symphony is traditionally the slowest

the second movement

The scherzo is a lively, dancelike movement in duple meter


William Grant Still was an African-American composer who sought musical inspiration from his native heritage


One of the leitmotifs from Wagner's Die Walküre is the magic fire music


The habanera is a dance song of Cuban origin


Puccini's Madame Butterfly is

a tragic tale of a Japanese geisha and a U: S: naval officer:

Which description best characterizes a part song

a short, secular song for three or four voice parts

Brahms's German Requiem was intended for performance in the Catholic Church


The focal point of Wagnerian music drama is the voice


Impressionist music is often characterized as a reaction to

all of the above:

Ravel's art reflects the twin goals of Impressionism and Neoclassicism


Which of the following was NOT characteristic of Impressionist music

accents on the first beat of each measure

Which of the following statements is NOT true about Romantic choral music

Only professional singers participated in nineteenth-century choruses

Which of the following countries was NOT a leading opera center in the nineteenth century


Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker is based on a story by

E T A Hoffmann

Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is

a ballet

What was the name of the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Stravinsky to write ballets


Singing in a chorus generally requires a different skill than playing in an orchestra


Which of the following is the Cuban dance song that Bizet set as an aria in Carmen


Opera provided composers with a good outlet for their interest in far-off lands


The text for Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's Under the Greenwood Tree was taken from Shakespeare's

As You Like It:

The Waltz of the Flowers is the climax of The Nutcracker ballet


Ravel was attracted to many styles of dance music


The librettist for Verdi's Otello was


Debussy considered Wagner's music dramas to be ponderous and tedious


French poets responded to Impressionism in painting by developing a new literary style called


Debussy was much influenced by non-Western music he heard at the Paris World Exhibition of 1889


Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, with its Japanese melodies and pentatonic and whole-tone scales, is an example of exoticism


Ravel's _____ sets texts from The Arabian Nights


Ballet became an independent art form in the nineteenth century


The form of "How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place," the fourth movement of Brahms's German Requiem, is best described as

A-B-A-C-A, or rondo

Brahms's German Requiem has _____ movements


In Rigoletto, Verdi turns away from tuneful melodies to heighten the dramatic action


Schumann wrote his song cycle A Poet's Love during his "year of song," in which he wrote hundreds of Lieder and he also married Clara (Wieck) Schumann:


The melody in twelve-tone music is called

a tone row

Of the following, which describes formalism

Formal considerations are valued over expressive ones.

What was the name of the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Stravinsky to write ballets


Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is

a ballet

Klangfarbenmelodie refers to

a style that gives each note of a melody to a different instrument

Neoclassical composers preferred absolute music and forms to program music


Stravinsky's ballets all achieved immediate popularity with their audiences.


In The Royal March from Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale, the meter remains constant throughout


Berg's music owes much to the influence of Arnold Schoenberg


It is thought that Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was prompted primarily

to avoid anit-Semitism in Vienna.

Webern's Symphony, Opus 21, uses many contrapuntal procedures


Webern's Symphony, Opus 21, combines serial technique with traditional forms


Who composed the opera Peter Grimes


Bart ók found that eastern European folk music was based on

ancient modes, unfamiliar scales,non-symmetrical rhythms.

Which nineteenth-century American composer is best remembered for his popular ballads and minstrel show tunes

Stephen Foster

Which of the following instruments would you NOT find in a standard mariachi band


Which of the following is NOT a ballet by Aaron Copland

Our Town

While composing in his spare time, Charles Ives made his living as

an insurance executive.

Shape-note notation was used to help music reading for the general public


The music of Charles Ives was very popular and performed frequently during his lifetime


William Grant Still composed the first symphony by an African American to be performed by a major American orchestra


Like Copland and Prokofiev, Revueltas wrote music for films


Which does NOT characterize the blues

It is a form of African folk music.

What American city is considered the birthplace of jazz

New Orleans

Billie Holiday's song Billie's Blues demonstrates ________ form

16-bar blues

The principal exponent of cool jazz was trumpeter

Miles Davis.

What is the form of Gershwin's Piano Prelude No1

: A-B-A

The popular style that is characterized by vocal patter against a syncopated rhythmic accompaniment is


The Irish rock group of the late 1980s interested in political activism was


The Who's Tommy is an example of

rock opera.

Bernstein's West Side Story updates the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues to that between

The Jets and the Sharks.

The term loosely applied to various styles of Afro-Cuban dance music is


Ragtime was named for its ragged, highly syncopated rhythms and melodies


Cajuns and Creoles stem from the same ethnic background and share similar musical influences


Art rock or progressive rock was largely a British style


A new style that emerged during the 1950s that was a union of African American rhythm-blues, country western, and pop was called bebop


Rock is characterized by a strong, steady beat in a triple meter


The use of preexisting literary sources such as books and plays for the plots of musicals helped the new genre to gain maturity and permanence


New Orleans jazz depended on simultaneous improvisations by the players, which created a polyphonic texture


Big-band swing represented the dominant form of American popular music in the 1930s and 1940s


The jazz technique of playing short melodic ostinatos, or riffs, derives from African call-and-response patterns.


The musical has remained exclusively an American art form, not attempted by composers of other countries


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