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the principle of organization whereby we hear a piece of music in relation to a central tone is called:


the process of passing from one key to another is known as:

music without a story or text

which best describes absolute music?

a bridge

in sonata-allegro form, a modulatory section that leads from one theme to the next is called:


the three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, development, and:

all of the above

which of the following is a common characteristic of the second movement of a sonata cycle?

minuet and trio form

in the Classical sonata cycle, the third movement was usually in:


the overall form of a minuet and trio is best described as:

all of the above

what was the force that had an impact on the Classic era?

1775 to 1825

the Classical period in music ranged from approximately:

the symphony

the most important instrumental form of the Classical period was:


opera buffa is comic opera from what country?

the piano

the instrument that Mozart played and that he wrote many concertos for was:

sonata-allegro form

the first movement of a symphony is usually in:

explosive and independent

Beethoven's temperament could best be described as:

he became deaf

Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it?

the piano

which was Beethoven's own instrument, for which he wrote numerous concertos and sonatas?

a double exposition

the first movement of a Classical concerto features sonata-allegro form with:

the cadenza

a typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called:

interest in the bizarre or macabre

all of the following are characteristic of music of the Classical era EXCEPT:

all of the above

the democratic character of the Romantic movement is illustrated by:

reserved emotions

which does NOT characterize Romantic music?

all of the above

Schubert lived a tragically short life, but was a remarkably prolific composer of:

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