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Which of the following was NOT an eighteenth-century ruler?

Elizabeth I of England

Music of the Classical era is characterized by lyrical, singable melodies.


The Classical period in music ranged from approximately:

1750 to 1825.

The Classical era saw the publication of important new encyclopedias.


A short, repeated musical pattern is called:


Theme and variation form often utilizes which of the following compositional techniques?

melodic variation. harmonic variation. rhythmic variation. all of the above

In absolute music, the lack of a prescribed story or text to hold the music together makes the element of ____________ especially important.


The final section of a sonata-allegro movement, which rounds it off with a vigorous closing cadence, is:

the coda.

Haydn's String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3, was given the nickname "Emperor" because:

The slow movement is based on a hymn written for the Emperor Franz Joseph

Chamber music is composed for a small ensemble with one player per part.


Mozart's melodies are simple, elegant, and songful.


Haydn served as a choirboy in:


Which composer is noted for his monothematic sonata-allegro form?


The Classical symphony had its origins in the Italian opera overture.


In the Classical orchestra, which group of instruments serves as the ensemble's nucleus?


Unlike Mozart, Beethoven used sketchbooks to work out musical ideas.


In the first movement of a Classical concerto, there is usually a double exposition.


Mozart wrote his piano concertos primarily for his own public performances.


Mozart's Piano Concerto in G major, K. 453, begins with the first theme stated by the piano.


The third movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, is:

filled with restless emotion.

The sonata is an instrumental work in one movement for one or two solo instruments.


In the Classical era, the sonata was intended for professional musicians only.


The tone of the Catalog aria, from Don Giovanni, is:


Don Giovanni is Mozart's only major opera.


Mozart's librettist for Don Giovanni was:

Lorenzo da Ponte.

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