Classical Era Summative
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Put these composers in order based on the dates they lived.
This composer is considered the father of the symphony?
This composer was famous for composing opera?
This composer was famous for composing piano sonatas?
What is a child prodigy and which one of the classical composers was one?
This is a person who, at an early age, develops one or more skills at a level far beyond the norm for their age. Mozart
After being dismissed from his work at the Esterhazy home, Haydn traveled to what country and had success as a composer?
What music did Mozart think he was writing for his own funeral?
Match the composer to the number of Symphonies.
This composer spent most of his childhood traveling Europe and performing for the aristocracy?
This composer went deaf late in life?
What are the three parts of Sonata Allegro Form?
Where do composers most often use Sonata Allegro Form? (Genre and Movement)
Symphony and First Movement
How many themes are present, usually, in an Exposition?
What happens to the themes in the middle section of sonata allegro form?
The themes expand
What is a concerto?
Music for Soloist and Ensemble
What language do composers often use for an opera in the classical period?
If you went to a symphony concert, whom would you see performing?
This style of music has two violins, viola, and a cello?
A small group of musicians playing any available instruments.
Monteverdi's Orfeo, from the baroque period, was one of the first to require what?
In the 1700's, what happened with the string section and the position of conductor?
Standardized and Conductor directs from a keyboard instrument.
During the 1800's, describe the roll of keyboard instruments in the orchestra?
Keyboard instruments disappear from the orchestra.
When did the orchestra reach its modern day size and instrumentation?
In 1752 Benjamin Franklin did experiments with?
Who did the French and the Indians go to war with from 1754-1763?
England and the Colonists
Why did the King of England impose the stamp act on the Colonists?
The money collected by the Stamp Act was to be used to help pay the costs of defending and protecting the American frontier near the Appalachian Mountains.
What historical event took place on July 4, 1776?
Declaration of Independence
In 1814, while on a British ship, Francis Scott Key composed this poem?
The Star Spangled Banner
Beethoven was a strong supporter of the Napoleon. What piece of music did he compose in honor of his hero and why did he eventually change the title?
The Third Symphony "Eroica" and he changed it when Napoleon declared himself emperor