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*Which of the following best describes the opening idea of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5?
*Which composer rebelled against the patronage system and struggled to achieve financial independence?
*The patronage system failed to support Haydn, and he was forced to live by teaching and performing?
*The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, development, and:
*Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it?-
*Music for a small ensemble of two to about ten players with one player to a part is called:-
*Beethoven belonged to a generation of artists who were influenced by the full impact of:-
It ends with harmonic resolution
*Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann's "In the lovely month of May"?-
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
*Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?
A song cycle
*A group of Lieder unified by some narrative thread or a descriptive or expressive theme is called:-
A second keyboard was added
*Which of the following was NOT a technical improvement in the nineteenth-century piano?
She was a woman
*Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was discouraged from pursuing a career as a composer because:
*A song structure that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called:
The galloping of a horse
*In Schubert's Erlking, the obsessive triplet rhythm of the piano represents:-
String quartet in B-flat major
*Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music?-
*Which composer has been considered to be the single most important phenomenon in the artistic life of the latter half of the nineteenth century?
It opens with a flute solo in a velvety low register
*What is unusual about the opening of Debussy's Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun"?-
*The late-Romantic Italian opera tradition was characterized by a movement toward realism called:
The first movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony
*The melody of the African-American spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot is suggested by the third theme in:-
*Felix Mendelssohn played an important role in the revival of music by which Baroque composer?-
She sacrificed her career for her family until her husband died
*Of the following, which describes Clara Schumann's balance between family and career?-
*Tchaikovsky's fanciful ballet about a child's Christmas gift and dreams of exotic people and places is:-
*Brahms is often described as a(n) ____________, because of his use of forms of the Classical masters.-
*A fanciful solo passage in an improvisational style that is interpolated into a concerto movement is called:-
*The Impressionists turned to the open intervals and church modes of medieval music for inspiration.-
*While teaching in America, the Bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak developed a particular fondness for:-
It is not concerned with pagan rituals
*Which of the following is true of Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire?-
*Which work by John Cage has no musical content and can be performed by anyone on any instrument?
*Of the following, who was the Russian-born composer that wrote post-Impressionist, primitivist, Neoclassical, and serial styles?-
Disregarding the basic metrical pattern of the past
*The element of rhythm in 20th century music is best characterized as:
*Who was the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario that commissioned Stravinsky to write ballets?
*What Hungarian composer combined native folk music characteristics with main currents of European music?-
*Music that features the repetition, with little variation, of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns is known as:
*Schoenberg experimented with tone-color melody, or shifting each note of a melody to a different instrument. He called this:-Klangfarbenmelodie
*Schoenberg created a new style in which vocal melodies were spoken rather than sung with exact pitches and rhythms. This was known as:-
*A style of jazz singing that sets syllables without meaning to an improvised vocal line is known as:-
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