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program music is ________
non-program music is also known as _____
a ___________ is a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea
the composer who developed the symphonic poem was _________
music intended to be performed before and during a play to set the mood for scenes or highlight dramatic action is known as __________
the founder of Czech national music was __________
in 1892, Dvorak went to _________, where he spent almost three years as director of the national conservatory of music
the librettos to The Ring of the Nibelung were written by whom?
a short musical idea associated with a person, object, or thought, used by Richard Wagner in his operas, is called ________
the deliberate intent to draw creative inspiration from the composers own homeland is known as what?
a romantic composer who earned his living as a music critic was whom?
the contrasting episodes of Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony are unified by the recurrence of a theme known as the _________
which one of the following is NOT a member of the Russian Five?
the most famous riot in music history occurred in Paris in 1913 at the first performance of what piece?
Igor Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
until the age of 36, Franz Liszt toured Europe as a virtuoso, what instrument did he play?
the absence of key or tonality in a musical composition is known as _________
impressionist painting and symbolist poetry as artistic movements originated in what country?
the most important impressionist composer was whom?
the faun evoked in Debussy's famous composition is a ____________
creature who is half man, half goat
the course of Brahm's artistic and personal life was shaped by the influence of which composer?
the poem that inspired the Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" was written by whom?
Stephane Mallarme and his wife
expressionist painters, writers, and composers used _______________ to assault and shock their audience
Alban berg and Anton Webern were Arnold Schoenberg's _______
an eerily expressive kind of declamation midway between song and speech, introduced during the expressionist period, is called what?
Bela Bartok was a leading authority on what type of music?
the technique of using two or more tonal centers at the same time is called what?
the first significant atonal pieces were composed around 1908 by what composer?
The term impressionist derived from a critic's derogatory reaction to Impression: Sunrise, a painting by whom?
neoclassicism was a reaction against what?
romanticism and impressionism
after graduating from Yale, Charles Ives did what for a living?
Went into insurance business
Appalachian Spring originated as a _______
when a voice is answered by an instrument, or when one instrument is answered by a chorus, the pattern is referred to as what?
call and response
Aleatory music is also called what?
who is the composer most associated with Aleatory music?
minimalism is also known as what?
a steady pulse, clear tonality, and insistent repetition of short melodic patterns
Ragtime flourished in the United States from what dates?
one of the greatest ragtime composers was whom?
the most famous blues singer of the 1920's, known as the "empress of the blues" was whom?
one of the greatest of all jazz improvisers and a towering figure among bebop musicians was the saxophonist names _______
the musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is what musical?
the idea of musical themes for characters was developed by which 19th century composer?
the most important way of making music in most nonwestern cultures is how?
the voice = singing
a "Blues" performance style in which the phrases of a soloist are answered by an instrument is known as what?
call and response
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