The Romantic Era - Music Appreciation
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Which of the following mechanisms was NOT a 19th century improvement to the piano?
What changes in the Romantic opera were characteristic of the work of Wagner?
powerful voices with large orchestras, unconventional chromatic harmony, spectacular and massive staging
Schubert's A Poet's Love and Winterreise are two romantic ___ cycles.
Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea or scene is called ___.
Which of the following had a profound impact on romanticism in the arts?
1) emerging social issues
2) Greek and Roman themes
3) interest in the exotic
4) the industrial revolution
1, 3, 4
The thematic material in Puccini's operas are filled with what type of Romantic expression?
Which three of the following were characteristics of most 19th century nationalistic music that made the form so popular?
1) it made use of sonata-allegro form
2) it was often based on folkloric themes
3) it was a symbol of liberation from oppression
4) it was a celebration of cultural identity
2, 3, 4
In comparison with composers of the baroque or classical periods, romantic music composers were more likely to be motivated to write music in which of the following ways?
1) to leave a musical legacy
2) to sell works to performing societies
3) to fulfill the requests of aristocratic patrons
4) to keep their job in a royal court
The short idea Wagner associated with a character, object, or idea in his operas is called a(n) ___.
Among the following Romantic composers, who is considered traditional as opposed to experimental?
Berlioz, Wagner, Liszt or Brahms.
Widespread ownership of this instrument called for the publication of shorter, more readily accessible musical compositions.
What was the 19th-century musical movement that featured symphonic forms distinctive cultural and political themes that were often based on regional folk songs and dance melodies?
True or false: program music first emerged in the 19th century.
Which of the following types of musical events did NOT attract the regular interest and money of the middle class public during the romantic period?
Symphony, ballet, opera or royal-ceremony performances.
In the third movement of Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Brahms creates variety and contrast through which of the following devices?
1) melody in different tone colors
2) variations among solo percussion instruments
3) agitated syncopation in contrast
4) melody in a higher octave
Towards the end of the romantic era, an orchestra might include up to how many musicians?
Which of the following correctly characterize Verdi's operas?
1) his operas excel at expressing human passion
2) his last three operas Aida, Otello and Falstaff were inferior works
3) his later works showed less imaginative orchestration
4) his operas were very popular with the public
5) his operas were distinguished by expressive vocal melody
1, 4, 5
What was characteristic of harmony and chord progression in music of the romantic period compared to the music that preceded it?
instability and delayed resolution
A one-movement, program-based symphonic work that can take many traditional forms, such as theme and variations, as well as irregular forms is called a(n) ___.
Which of the following terms best characterizes the expressive spirit of romantic music?
Passionate, Traditional, Formal, Conventional
Romantic music has ___ variation in the tempo compared to the music that came before it.
More, Less, Similar, Average
True or false: Composers of the romantic period rejected the choral and instrumental form that had commonly been used in the classical period.
The composition of romantic music that reflected a fascination with foreign lands and cultures is called ___.
Which of the following woodwind instruments became a regular part of the romantic orchestra?
Spanish horn, English horn, Fluegelhorn, French horn
What was the inspiration for Smetana's symphonic poem The Moldau?
a river in bohemia
Which of the following is the best description of a romantic-era melody?
conjunct and predictable, expressive and song-like, consonant with balance, clear and concise
expressive and song-like
Which technological improvement gave brass players the ability to play the more intricate romantic melodies?
Franz Liszt is credited with creating which of the following romantic-era symphonic forms?
incidental music, symphonic poem, concert overture, program symphony
A "break-out" section to display the virtuosity of the performer, such as that heard in this selection from Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, is called a(n):
The type of romantic music specifically designed to be performed during a play is called ___.