Music 6

Wagner had an opera house built specifically for the performance of his own pears in the German town of ..

Which pair are operatic compositions by Wagner?
Tannhauser and The Ring

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In Music, the early twentieth century was a time of .


Revolt and Change

All of the following composers worked in the early years of the twentieth century EXCEPT
Hector Berlioz

The glissando, a technique widely used in the twentieth century is
A rapid slide up or down a scale

The most famous riot in music history occurred in Paris in 1913 at the first performance of .


Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring

Of the following, who was not a major influence on the breakdown of realism in the early 20th century?

A fourth chord is …
A chord in which the tones are a fourth apart, instead of a third.

Striking a group of adjacent keys on a piano with the fist or forearm with result in a …
Tone cluster

When two different triads such as that built on E and that built on A, are played at the same time, the technique is known as …
A polychord

Rhythm in music of the 20th century tends to be either very asymmetrical or very symmetrical.


A scale made up of just the black keys within the octave on the piano keyboard is called a ….



Impressionism in music is characterized by …
a stress on tone color, atmosphere, and fluidity

The most impressionist composer was ..


Claude Debussy

Impressionist painting and symbolist poetry as artistic movements originated in ..


Of the following, who was known as a creator of orchestral versions of his own and others’ great piano works?

The immense success of Stravinsky’s 1910 ballet … the first original work he composed for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe, established him as a leading young composer
The Firebird

After studying law at the University of St.

Petersburg, Stravinsky at the age of twenty one began to study composition privately with …

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Expressionism is an art concerned with …
Social protest and nightmarish states of mind

Schoenberg’s personality inspired love and loyalty among his students, including Alban Berg and …
Anton Webern

Some of Berg’s pieces call for an unusual style of vocal performance halfway between speaking and singing called …

The ordering of twelve chromatic tones in a twelve-tone composition is called …
All of the above

In the opera Wozzeck, the title character is …

Wozzeck drowns while searching for …
a Knife

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