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The desire for increased expressiveness in nineteenth-century music is communicated by the composer to the performer through new descriptive terms.


The French Revolution signaled:

the transfer of power from the aristocracy to the middle class.

Which of the following women organized concerts featuring music by her brother?

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel.

Robert Schumann was married to the gifted pianist and composer Clara Wieck.


Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann's A Poet's Love?

It tells a detailed story of a lost love.

Which of the following was NOT a typical theme of the Romantic Lied?

praise of the Virgin Mary

An étude is a short but highly technical study piece for piano.


Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's The Year is a cycle for:


How does Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel's The Year reach a level of achievement beyond her brother Felix?

It is a large-scale work unified by musical and extra-musical links.

Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?

Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Nationalistic composers expressed their nationalism by:

employing native songs and dances in their works.

Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is an example of:

Program music

A multimovement programmatic work for orchestra is called:

a program symphony.

Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt is unified by a recurring:


By the Romantic era, concerts had moved from:

the aristocratic palace to the public concert hall.

Brahms maintained a lifelong close relationship with:

Clara Schumann.

Brahms is often described as a(n) ____________, because of his use of forms of the Classical masters.


Brahms was described as a "young eagle" by:

Robert Schumann.

Women achieved prominence in the Romantic era as opera singers.


The focal point of Wagnerian music drama is the voice.


Which characteristic of traditional opera did Wagner eliminate?

separate arias

After Italian independence, Verdi was ignored by the Italian public.


Which of the following does NOT characterize the Libera me: Dies irae section of Verdi's Requiem?

understated emotions

Cio-Cio-San, in Puccini's Madame Butterfly, worked as a geisha prior to her marriage.


The Nutcracker is a real-life story set at Christmastime.


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