The favorite subjects of the Romantic poets were:
b. love, longing, and nature
A song form in which the main melody is repeated for two or three stanzas but introduces new or significantly varied material when the text requires it is called:
c. modified strophic
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Schubert and his friends organized evening gatherings of artists, writers, and musicians, called:
In which genre was Schubert NOT indebted to Classical traditions?
Approximately how many songs did Schubert compose?
d. more than 600
What is vernacular music?
b. popular songs sung in a country’s native language
What nationality was Stephen Foster?
The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was the:
Which of the following does NOT characterize the piano?
a. It is capable of only one dynamic level
Which of the following was NOT a technical improvement to the nineteenth-century piano?
c. a second keyboard was added
The short, lyric piano piece is the instrumental equivalent of:
Nineteenth-century composers of the short, lyric piano piece included:
d. all of the above
Chopin is credited with developing the:
a. modern piano style
With which famous novelist did Chopin become romantically involved?
Which of the following does NOT characterize Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4?
b. Simple A-B-A form
Which composer is known as the “poet of the piano”?
b. Frédéric Chopin
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was discouraged from pursuing a career as a composer because:
a. she was a woman
Which of the following composed the piano cycle The Year?
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
The manuscript for Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s September: At the River, from The Year, has poetic lines by:
c. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How does Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s The Year reach a level of achievement beyond that of her brother Felix?
b. It is a large-scale work unified by musical and extramusical links
Which of the following was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?
a. Louis Moreau Gottschalk
The familiar tune quoted near the end of Gottschalk’s work The Banjo is:
c. Camptown Races
Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called:
b. program music
Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in:
How many movements are in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
Which of the following is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
The program deals entirely with nature
In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, what is the idée fixe?
c. the basic theme of the symphony, heard in every movement
Which of the following does NOT characterize the March to the Scaffoldfrom Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
b. dominance of the string instruments
The Dies irae is:
c. a chant from the Mass for the Dead
The concept of a program overture had its origin in the:
d. opera overture
Another name for the symphonic poem is:
b. tone poem
Nationalism is characteristic of all of the following EXCEPT:
b. Chopin’s sonatas
Which of the following was NOT a Russian composer?
What is the form of Grieg’s Morning Mood?
Which movement of a Romantic symphony is most likely to be strongly rhythmic and dancelike?
How many movements does a typical Romantic symphony contain?
Brahms composed his German Requiemafter the death of:
d. his mother
Brahms maintained a lifelong, close relationship with:
Brahms wrote ________ symphonies.
The singing star Giuseppina Strepponi helped launch the career of:
d. Giuseppe Verdi
Italian comic opera is called:
c. opera buffa
Who dies at the end of Rigoletto?
d. Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter
The ensemble that follows “La donna è mobile” in Act III of Rigoletto is a(n):
Which of the following are characteristic of Beijing opera?
A special theater was built at ________ for the presentation of Wagner’s music dramas.
Wagner’s total artwork, in which all the arts—music, poetry, drama, visual spectacle—are fused together, is called:
a. The Gesamtkunstwerk
Wagner called his operas:
In Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, who are the Valkyries?
Tchaikovsky’s fanciful ballet about a child’s Christmas gift and dreams of exotic people and places is:
The keyboard instrument featured in the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker, is the:
The leading composer of Italian opera in the late-Romantic era was:
Which of the following operas is NOT by Puccini?
The Japanese shamisen is:
a plucked string instrument
The Libera mefrom Fauré’s Requiemfeatures which vocal soloist?
The mood at the end of Libera mefrom Fauré’s Requiem is:
The French movement in poetry that rebelled against traditional modes of expression is called:
Mallarmé and Verlaine were:
a. symbolist poets
The Symbolist poets were strongly influenced by the works of:
d. Edgar allan poe
The whole-tone scale used by Impressionist composers derives from:
b. non-western music
Debussy was highly influenced by the sounds of a gamelan from:
What nationality was Claude Debussy?
Which of the following was NOT composed by Debussy?
Which of the following describes the activities of Harry T. Burleigh?
d. all of the above
The spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariotreflects qualities of which tradition(s)?
Which of the following distinguishes the Fisk Jubilee Singers’ arrangement of Swing Low, Sweet Chariotfrom that of Harry T. Burleigh?
a. The Fisk Jubilee Singers perform a cappella.
An important American instrumental ensemble of the nineteenth century was the:
c. brass band
Which of the following does NOT describe the career of Patrick S. Gilmore?
d. earned his title as “march king”
John Philip Sousa conducted the:
b. U.S. Marine Band
John Philip Sousa composed:
d. all of the above
Which American composer became known as the “King of Ragtime”?