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One way in which music from the classical era differs from the Baroque is that...
there is a fluctuation in mood
Vienna in 1800
was the fourth-largest city in Europe, had a population of almost 250,000, and was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire
The prospering middle class in the classical period sought aristocratic luxuries such as
theater, literature, and music
The Concert des Amateurs, an organization in Paris devoted to presenting public concerts, was conducted in the 1770s by
the Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Sonata form should be viewed as
a set of principles that serve to shape and unify contrasts of theme and key
\Sonata form is used frequently as the form for the ________ movement of a multi-movement work.
fast, slow, and final fast
As is typical in classical music, the double bass part in Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik
sounds an octave lower than the cello part
Symphony may be defined as a(n)
musical composition for orchestra, usually in four movements, sonata for orchestra, and extended, ambitious composition exploiting the expanded range of tone color and dynamics
The first movement of a classical symphony is almost always fast, and in _______________ form.
A major factor that distinguishes chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music
is performed by one player per part
Along with his symphonies, Haydn's _____________ are considered his most important works.
Haydn's duties while in the service of the Esterházys included
composing all the music requested by his patron, conducting the orchestra, coaching the singers for operatic performances
Which of the following is not a characteristic of Haydn's music?
There are few changes in texture and orchestration.
By the age of six, Mozart could
play the harpsichord and violin, improvise fugues and write minuets, read music perfectly at sight
Which of the following statements is not true about the late eighteenth-century fortepiano?
it weighed the same as the modern piano
Beethoven's late works, composed after he was totally deaf, include
piano sonatas, string quartets, and the Ninth Symphony
Beethoven greatly expanded the _____________ section of the sonata-form movement and made it more dramatic.
Beethoven's sixteen __________ are generally considered among the greatest music ever composed.
One of the most famous rhythmic ideas in music is the short-short-short-long motive found in Beethoven's
T/f. The size of the classical orchestra increased during the classical era to include 4 distinct sections.
Composers in the classical era borrowed ____ for their melodies and they were _____.
popular tunes; easy to remember
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