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What Romantic genre is a type of German song, usually written with the text of a Romantic poem and almost always accompanied by piano alone?
Lied

Schubert’s “Erlkönig” is a fine example of a
lied

When a song is composed with the same music for each stanza of the text, it is said to be
strophic

When a song is composed with different music for each stanza, like Schubert’s “Erlkönig,” it is said to be
through-composed

What story is told in Schubert’s “Erlkönig”?
A child, being carried by his father on horseback through the night, claims to see and hear a demon beckoning him, and by the time they reach home the boy is dead

A group of songs tied together by a common poetic theme or a story is known as a
song cycle

Schumann’s Dichterlijke is an example of a
song cycle

Which is true of Clara Schumann
She was a virtuoso pianist and a sought-after piano teacher

What Romantic genre is a short piano piece that portrays a particular mood?
character piece

“Eusebius” and “Florestan,” two characters featured in Carnaval, were the alter egos of the composer,
Robert Schumann

Which composer famously composed twenty-one nocturnes (night pieces)?
Frédéric Chopin

Chopin composed primarily for which instrument?
piano

Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony: Episodes in the Life of an Artist is an example of a
program symphony

The single theme used to represent the musician’s beloved in all the movements of the Fantastic Symphony is called the
idée fixe.

The Dies irae in the fifth movement of Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony is a Gregorian chant that was used in
Requiem Masses, or Masses for the Dead.

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