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Of the following, which does NOT describe Romantic orchestral music?
Composers produced more symphonies than their Classical-era counterparts.
Of the following, which does NOT describe orchestras of the nineteenth century?
The size of orchestras decreased, making for more compact ensembles.
Solo musicians became stars in the Romantic era, idolized by the public.
True
Schubert was born in:
Vienna
Schumann's "In the lovely month of May" is from which song cycle?
A Poet's Love.
What is the form of "In the lovely month of May"?
Strophic
Chopin is considered to be the national composer of:
poland
Despite her gender, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was encouraged by her family to pursue a career in music.
False
Which of the following does NOT characterize the music of Chopin?
reserved emotions
Which of the following describes the music in America during the early nineteenth century?
Music was largely imported from Europe.
In Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe:
Symbolizes the beloved, recures by virtue of the literary program, and unifies the five movements, which are diverse in character and mood.
Of the following, which does NOT characterize Grieg's Morning Mood from Peer Gynt?
prominent roles for a solo trumpet and trombone
Of the following, which is NOT an orchestral work by Berlioz?
Italian Symphony
Who was the first composer to use the term symphonic poem?
Liszt
Of the following, which does NOT describe symphony composition in the Romantic era?
Composers wrote more symphonies than their Classical counterparts
Dvorak set actual Native American tunes in his New World Symphony.
False
The scherzo is a lively, dancelike movement in duple meter.
False
Dvorak Symphony No. 9 is subtitled:
From the New World.
Wagner's recurring themes that represent specific characters, emotions, or ideas are called leitmotifs.
True
Which composer has been considered to be the single most important phenomenon in the artistic life of the latter half of the nineteenth century?
Wagner.
In the Ring cycle, who is the father of the gods?
Wotan
Why did Wotan deprive Brünnhilde of her immortality and leave her sleeping inside a ring of fire?
because she, overcome with compassion, attempted to save Siegmund's life in battle
Of the following, who did NOT make a major contribution to choral literature?
Frédéric Chopin
The post-Romantic era lasted from approximately:
1890-1910.
At the close of the opera Madame Butterfly, the title character:
kills herself with a samurai dagger.