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Study guide for final
-Piano Violin and Cello
*A piano trio consists of:
*Quick crescendos and the four-movement cycle in symphonies were developed in:
*The number of players in a Classical orchestra was typically:
a four note motive
*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?
*How many symphonies did Beethoven compose?
*The patronage system failed to support Haydn, and he was forced to live by teaching and performing?
*A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called a:
*The most important instrumental genre of the Classical period is:
*A short repeated musical pattern is called:
*Who was Haydn's principal patron?
Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello
*A string quartet consists of:
*Mozart dies while composing:
*The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, development, and:
*Using material from an earlier movement in a symphony is called:
Symphony no 9
*Which work by Beethoven is called the Choral Symphony?
*Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it?-
*A theme may be fragmented by dividing it into smaller units called:
Music without a story
*Which of the following best describes absolute music?-
*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:-
*Mozart's melodies are simple, elegant, and songful.
*The typical first movement of a Classical concerto begins with-
*Of the following, who is NOT a major composer of string quartets?-
*Mozart is known only as a composer of instrumental music
A musical idea that is used as a building block
*In musical composition, a theme is:-
the most gifted child prodigy in the history of music
*Mozart is remembered today as:-
*In the Classical orchestra, which group of instruments serves as the ensemble's nucleus?
*Haydn served as a choirboy in:
Explosive and Independent
*Beethoven's temperament could be best described as:-
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?
Smetana's finest achievement in orchestral music
*The Moldau represents:
Love, longing and nature
*The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were:
A song cycle
*A group of Lieder unified by some narrative thread or a descriptive or expressive theme is called:-
*The short, lyric piano piece is the instrumental equivalent of:-
A second keyboard was added
*Which of the following was NOT a technical improvement in the nineteenth-century piano?
Short lyric piano pieces
*Titles such as Prelude, Impromptu, and Intermezzo are used for:
She was a woman
*Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was discouraged from pursuing a career as a composer because:
*Which of the following is NOT a type of orchestral program music?-
*The German term for art song is:-
*A song structure that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called:
*Chopin in considered to be the national composer of:
*The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was the:-
In an asylum, the result of mental illness
*Robert Schumann ended his career and life:
*The familiar tune heard at the end of The Banjo is:-
*A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called:-
His range and dissonance
*Which musical devices help to portray the child's terror in Erlking?
*The term tempo rubato means:-
*Chopin spent most of his productive life in:-
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?-
It relies on traditional forms
*Which of the following is NOT characteristic of Berlioz's music?-
The United States
*Dvorak composed his New World Symphony while living in:
*Which composer has been considered to be the single most important phenomenon in the artistic life of the latter half of the nineteenth century?
*What French composer wrote Carmen?
*Italian comic opera is called:-
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"?-
*Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works of:
*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:-
*Brahms maintained a lifelong close relationship with:-
*A special theater was built at ________ for the presentation of Wagner's music dramas.-
*Of the following, who did NOT write a major concerto in the Romantic Era?
*Felix Mendelssohn played an important role in the revival of music by which Baroque composer?-
*Who composed The Barber of Seville and the overture to William Tell?-
*Debussy was highly influenced by the sounds of the gamelan from:-
She sacrificed her career for her family until her husband died
*Of the following, which describes Clara Schumann's balance between family and career?-
*What composer's musical language was based on chromatic harmony?-
a style of singing that features agility and purity of tone
*The term bel canto refers to:
*Tchaikovsky's fanciful ballet about a child's Christmas gift and dreams of exotic people and places is:-
The aristocratic palace to the public concert hall
*By the Romantic Era, concerts had moved from:
*Brahms is often described as a(n) ____________, because of his use of forms of the Classical masters.-
*Clara Schumann was a virtuoso performer on:-
*Brahms composed _____ symphonies-
*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.-
fast, slow, dance, fast
*The scheme of a traditional symphony is:
*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:
*America's greatest bandmaster is:
*Who invented the prepared piano?
*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?-
*The element that most decisively separated 20th century music from that of the past was:-
*What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for?-
*Music that features the repetition, with little variation, of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic patterns is known as:
*The "interruption" in Bartok's Interrupted Intermezzo represents:-
A tone row
*The arrangement of tones in 12 tone music is called:-
*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:-
*What is considered to be America's unique contribution to theater?-
*Bartok's use of rhythm was:
revolutionized composition in the twentieth century
*The 12 tone method:.
*Which of the following film scores was not composed by John Williams?-
*Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play?-
*The composer most closely associated with 12 tone music is:-
Romeo and Juliet
*West-Side Story is a modern-day musical setting of Shakespeare's:-
*A style of jazz singing that sets syllables without meaning to an improvised vocal line is known as:-
Porgy and Bess
*What American folk opera by George Gershwin was far ahead of its time?
A wedding in the appalachains
*Copland's Appalachian Spring depicts;-
*Which composer developed an electronic glove for playing the cello?-
A near riot
*The Rite of Spring opened in Paris in 1913 to:
The United States
*Stravinsky immigrated to _______ just before World War II.