Music Appreciation Section 3: The Baroque Era

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T/FTwo significant historical events that occurred during the classical era for the French and American Revolutions.
True

T/FThe classical era has been called The Age of Reason.
True

Which period of a European art and literature most captivated eighteenth-century thinkers?
The Greek and Roman periods

Classical Harmony is best described as:
Diatonic

Which venues were available for composers of the classical era?
-The court-The public concert hall

The composers of the Viennese School are:
Hadyn, Mozart, and Beethoven

Classical texture is largely described as:
homophonic

what occupation was an eighteenth-century woman least likely to do?
orchestral conductor

An 18th Century composer was most likely to find a patron in the:
Aristocracy

Classical Melody is best described as:
elegant and singable

Classical meter is best described as:
regular and strong

T/FThe major/minor tonal system was the basis for Harmony in The Classical period.

True

The first movement of the string quartet is typically set in:
sonata-allegro form

T/FChamber music implies a large Ensemble with more than one player on each part.
False

T/FThe ______ movement of a string quartet is often a Minuet and Trio.
3rd movement

T/FThe favored chamber Ensemble of the classical era was the string quartet.
True

T/FThe divertimento and serenade were both classical forms of entertainment during the classical era.
True

T/FMozart’s life was considerably more stable than Hayden’s.
False

Which instrument did Mozart promote through his compositions?
Clarinet

Classical phrase structure is best described as:
Regular and symmetrical with clear cadences

Which of these statements is accurate?a) Mozart was a child prodigy who was a composer by age five.b) Mozart worked successfully under the patronage system for his entire life.

A- he was a child prodigy

At the time of Mozart’s death, he was:
he was obsessed with his Requiem Mass.

Mozart was a talented performer who performed his own pieces for:
Piano

T/FThe 4th movement of a symphony written in the classical era was often slow and brooding like the 2nd movement.
False

T/FThe typical Symphony on the classical era featuring some Woodwinds and Brass along with the strings.
True

T/FThe heart of classical Orchestra was the bras assisted by the strings and woodwinds.
False

From which earlier genre did the symphony developed?
The Italian opera overture

T/FThe first movement of a classical Symphony was often written in Sonata-Allegro form and might include a slow introduction.

True

The second movement of a classical symphony is typically written in:a) theme and variationb) call and responsec) minuet and trio
none of these

Which of these effects came from the Mannheim School?
Rocket theme

The last section of a Sonata Allegro form that restates the themes is the:
Recapitulation

T/FThe purpose of the development section of a Sonata-Allegro form is to builds a sense of drama.
True

Which malady afflicted Beethoven and profoundly affected his work?
Deafness

How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
9

What makes opening theme of the Fifth Symphony so memorable?
an insistent four-note motive

Which of Beethoven’s Symphonies set the “old to Joy” poem by Schiller to music?
No. 9

T/FA scherzo is a quick-paced dance in triple meter.
True

T/FComposers of the classical era often perform the works of Baroque composers.
False

The portion of a concerto in which The soloist displays their virtuosity is called:
A cadenza

Elements in Beethoven’s music that foreshadow music of the Romantic Era include:
both:-dramatic dynamic contrasts and striking accents-expansion of typical classical forms

T/Fa minuet is usually do for meter.
False

who wrote operas that poked fun at the aristocracy?
Mozart

which vocal genre did Haydn not make a significant contribution to?
Madrigal

T/FHaydn was not successful and working in the patronage system.
False

how many string quartets did Haydn write?a) 40b) 68c) 104
b) 68

the composer of the “London” Symphonies was:
Haydn

T/FBeethoven’s Fifth Symphony generally follows the outline of the standard multi-movement cycle (the number of movements and related tempi).
True

T/FBeethoven is credited with changing the minuet movement to a scherzo and his symphonies.
True

which genre would not normally be in a multi-movement cycle?a) symphonyb) sonatac) Gregorian chant
c) Gregorian chant

the first section of a Sonata-Allegro form that states the themes and establishes the home key center is:
exposition

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