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Which period of European art and literature most captivated 18th century thinkers?
The Greek and Roman periods (antiquity)
Who views life rationally and strives to "see life as a whole" were approaches taken by?
Two significant historical events that occurred during the Classical era were:
the French and American Revolutions
Who was still working under the aristocracy patronage during the early years?
Which concert venues were available to composers of the Classical era?
The royal palace and the concert hall
The composers Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert all composed in what kind of forms?
The multi-movement cycle of the Classical masters can be found in their:
Symphonies, concertos, and string quartets
The longest and most dramatic movement of the multi-movement cycle, represented in the symphony, string quartet, concerto and sonata, was generally the:
What is the texture of the final variation in Haydn's Op 76, No 3, second movement?
Polyphonic and homophonic
Which Classical composer may have influenced Haydn in his stylistic approach to the Opus 76 quartets?
Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 2 is nicknamed Emperor because:
The theme in the second movement is based on a hymn written for the Austrian emperor
The K. number following each Mozart work refers to:
The name of the man who catalogued his compositions
The divertimento and the serenade were both musical forms of entertainment in the Classical era. T/F
The tempo scheme of the movements of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is best described as:
Fast, slow, moderate, fast
What are contributions to the symphony from the Mannheim school of composers?
The use of a "streamroller" crescendo and the use of a "rocket theme"
The Classical symphony typically featured some woodwind and brass instruments along with strings. T/F
The movement of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony that makes the most extensive use of variation procedure is:
When the piano is first heard in the opening concerto movement, it plays the first theme:
In a more decorated version
What describes the mood and tempo of the first movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453?
Graceful melodies, played allegro
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