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music exam 3 classical period ass 21

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Classicism, as a stylistic period in western art music, roughly encompassed the years
1750-1820
Which of the following statements is NOT true of the classical period?
Philosophers and writers in the classical period believed that custom and tradition, rather than reason, were the best guides to human conduct.
Which of the following statements is true of the classical period?
During the early eighteenth century, the heavy, monumental baroque style gave way to the more intimate rococo style, with its light colors, curved lines, and graceful ornaments.
By the late eighteenth century, the rococo style had been superseded by the neoclassical style, which attempted to recapture the "noble simplicity and calm grandeur" of ancient Greek and Roman art.
Philosophers and writers in the classical period saw their time as a great turning point in history and called it the "age of enlightenment."
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and _____ were two of the more important preclassical composers.
Johann Christian Bach
Which of the following composers is not considered a master of the classical period?
Johann Christian Bach
Which of the following statements is not true?
Composers in the classical period continued to use terraced dynamics in their compositions
Which of the following characteristics is not typical of the music of the classical period?
Classical music is basically polyphonic.
Which of the following statements is true?
In the classical period, composers were influenced by folk and popular music.
While a late baroque musical composition may convey a single emotion, a classical composition will fluctuate in mood.
The basso continuo was gradually abandoned during the classical period.
a common ranodo pattern is
ABACABA
chamber music is characterized by
having one performer per part
a string quartet is a musical compostion for
two violins, viola, and cello
theme-and -variation form may be schematicallt outlined as
AA'A"A'"A""