MUSIC 2020 6

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Last updated: December 6, 2019

Which of the following is NOT typical of Romantic music?[ ] The symphonies are longer.[ ] There is an increased use of dissonance for expression.[ ] Composers began writing symphonic poems as well as symphonies.[ ] The ensembles were smaller than those of the Classic era.
The ensembles were smaller than those of the Classic era.

Which was NOT a typical theme of the Romantic Lied?[ ] the beauty of nature[ ] love and longing[ ] the fleeting nature of human happiness[ ] praise of the Virgin Mary
praise of the Virgin Mary

A group of Lieder unified by a descriptive or narrative theme is known as a:[ ] oratorio[ ] opera[ ] song cycle[ ] medley
song cycle

In Schubert’s Erlking, the piano portrays which part?[ ] the son[ ] the father[ ] the horse[ ] all of the above
the horse

Robert Schumann set texts by _____ in his song cycle A Poet’s Love.[ ] Heine[ ] Shakespeare[ ] Goethe[ ] Schiller

Which genre is NOT a part of Chopin’s compositional output?[ ] piano concertos[ ] piano sonatas[ ] string quartets[ ] nocturnes for piano
string quartets

Chopin paid homage to his Eastern European ancestry by composing:[ ] mazurkas and polonaises[ ] sonatas and concertos[ ] preludes and nocturnes[ ] minuets and symphonies
mazurkas and polonaises

Which is the best definition of ‘tempo rubato’?[ ] quick tempo[ ] in strict time[ ] in robbed time[ ] in medium tempo
in robbed time

Which culture was NOT an influence on Gottschalk’s compositions?[ ] Canadian[ ] Cuban[ ] Creole[ ] African-American

Program music is best defined as music:[ ] intended for dance[ ] intended to accompany a play[ ] written for a symphony[ ] based on something outside of music, like pictures or a story
based on something outside of music, like pictures or a story

Which term describes a one-movement work for orchestra with a literary program?[ ] symphonic poem[ ] program symphony[ ] lied[ ] symphony
symphonic poem

The main theme, heard transformed in each movement of the Symphonie fantastique, is called:[ ] the idée fixe[ ] the subject[ ] the dies irae
the idée fixe

The Dies irae is:[ ] the idée fixe in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique[ ] a Lied by Schubert[ ] a chant from the Mass for the Dead[ ] an opera by Berlioz
a chant from the Mass for the Dead

Mendelssohn’s music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a famous example of:[ ] a program symphony[ ] an opera[ ] a symphonic poem[ ] incidental music
incidental music

In which movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is the Dies irae (Day of Wrath) theme from the Mass for the Dead heard?[ ] the first[ ] the third[ ] the fourth[ ] the fifth
the fourth

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