3-24-5. Of the following, which does not describe Beethoven’s first string quartets?a. They break away completely from the models of Haydn and Mozart.
b. They show Beethoven’s individual personality.c. Stark juxtapositions of opposing emotions can be heard.d. They call upon and subvert classical traditions.
e. The slow movement of No. 1 recalls the vault scene of Romeo and Juliet.
a. They break away completely from the models of Haydn and Mozart.
3-24-6. The slow movement of the Eroica Symphony __________.a. is in sonata formb. is a variation structurec.
recalls funeral marches from revolutionary Franced. evokes a pastoral scene by a brooke. uses an expanded orchestra
c. recalls funeral marches from revolutionary France
3-24-7. Which of the following can be said of Beethoven’s Fidelio?a. It is a comic opera.b. It glorifies the heroism of a woman.
c. It presents a pacifist plot.d. The original production was an immediate success.
e. It was composed effortlessly.
b. It glorifies the heroism of a woman.
3-24-8. A single-movement work for string quartet from Beethoven’s late period.
a. An die ferne Geliebteb. the Pastoralc. the Eroicad. the Grosse Fugee. the Emperor
the Grosse Fuge
3-24-9. A song cycle from Beethoven’s late period.a. An die ferne Geliebteb. the Pastoralc. the Eroicad. the Grosse Fugee. the Emperor
An die ferne Geliebte
3-24-10. The nickname for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5a. An die ferne Geliebteb. the Pastoralc. the Eroicad. the Grosse Fugee.
e. the Emperor
3-24-11. The nickname for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.a. An die ferne Geliebteb. the Pastoralc.
the Eroicad. the Grosse Fugee. the Emperor
b. the Pastoral
3-24-12. The nickname for Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3.a.
An die ferne Geliebteb. the Pastoralc. the Eroicad. the Grosse Fugee.
c. the Eroica
3-24-13. When Beethoven realized that he was going deaf, he wrote __________.a. his last symphonyb. the Heiligenstadt Testamentc. a suicide noted.
his autobiographye. a string quartet
b. the Heiligenstadt Testament
3-24-14. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of Beethoven’s late period?a. fondness for variation formb. unconventional number of movements in worksc. contemplative qualityd. imitation of Haydn’s more whimsical workse.
fondness for fugues
d. imitation of Haydn’s more whimsical works
3-24-15. Beethoven intended the Missa solemnis to be performed when this man became archbishop.a. Napoleonb. Rudolphc. Lichnowskyd. Schillere.
3-24-16. He wrote the words to Ode to Joy.a.
Napoleonb. Rudolphc. Lichnowskyd. Schillere.
3-24-17. He was a patron who allowed Beethoven to live in one of his houses.a.
Napoleonb. Rudolphc. Lichnowskyd.
3-24-18. Beethoven dedicated his Opus 59 string quartets to him.a.
Napoleonb. Rudolphc. Lichnowskyd.
Which composer’s works served as models for Beethoven’s Missa solemnis?a. Mozartb. J. S. Bachc. Handeld.
3-24-20. Of the following, which is unusual about the Ninth Symphony?a. the use of chorus b.
the use of a variation structurec. the way movements are played without a breakd. the four-movement structuree.
a lively scherzo movement
a. the use of chorus
3-25-1. Of the following, which is not a theme of Romanticism?a. the supernaturalb. nationalismc. individualismd. objective beautye.
d. objective beauty
3-25-2. Schubert favored which form(s) in setting his lieder?a. strophic and modified strophicb.
through-composedc. ballade form borrowed from medieval musicd. da capoe.
a. strophic and modified strophic
3-25-3. The piano parts of Schubert’s lieder are notable for their ___________.a. pictorial and dramatic rolesb. restraint and subservient rolesc. extremely chromatic harmonies set against diatonic vocal melodiesd. virtuosic demands on the pianiste.
octave doublings of the voice
a. pictorial and dramatic roles
3-25-4. Dichterliebe is ___________.a. a song cycle by Schubertb. a song cycle by Schumannc.
a set of miniatures for piano solo by Schumannd. a set of piano pieces by Mendelssohne. an operatic paraphrase by Liszt
b. a song cycle by Schumann
3-25-5. Winterreise is based on poems by ___________.a. Goetheb.
Heinec. Schillerd. Müllere. T. A.
3-25-6. Robert Schumann wrote ___________.a. poems for his own and others’ Liederb. essays and reviews about musicc. treatises on piano techniqued. a book on orchestratione.
librettos for operas
b. essays and reviews about music
3-25-7. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s masterpiece is ___________.a. Papillonsb.
Das Jahrc. six songs of Opus 1d. Sonata in G Minore. Carnaval
b. Das Jahr
3-25-8. A group of lieder designed to be performed as a set is called a ___________.a.
Wiegenliedb. Liedersprachec. song cycled. ballade. Schwanengesang
3-25-9. Gradus ad Parnassum is a set of études composed by ___________.a. Franz Schubertb. Robert Schumannc. Franz Lisztd.
Muzio Clementie. John Field
d. Muzio Clementi
3-25-10. Of the following, which was the major piano genre for Schubert?a. sonatasb.
mazurkasc. preludesd. étudese. transcriptions
3-25-11. Lieder ohne Worte were composed by ___________.a. Schubertb. Schumannc. Chopind. Liszte.
3-25-12. Chopin composed piano works inspired by the folk music of which country?a. Franceb. Germanyc.
Austriad. Polande. Hungary
3-25-13. Which of the following genres did not find a place in Chopin’s output?a. polonaiseb. mazurkac.
étuded. nocturnee. Lieder ohne Wörte
e. Lieder ohne Wörte
3-25-14. The dazzling violin virtuoso who influenced Liszt was ___________.
a. Vivaldib. Paganinic. Viottid.
3-25-15. Of the following, which would be the subject of a ballad?a. romantic adventures and supernatural incidentsb. symbolic fairy talesc. tragic love affairsd.
the conflict between good and evile. stories from antiquity
a. romantic adventures and supernatural incidents
3-25-16. Which of the following is a major collection of piano pieces by Robert Schumann?a. Das Jahrb. Annés de pélerinagec.
Gradus ad Parnassumd. Carnavale. Preludes
3-25-17. Who were Florestan, Eusebius, and Raro?a. Robert and Clara Schumann’s three oldest childrenb.
characters in a play for which Mendelssohn composed incidental musicc. fictitious characters who represented aspects of Schumann’s personalityd. operatic singers who also excelled in the performance of Liedere. titles of character pieces by Gottschalk
c. fictitious characters who represented aspects of Schumann’s personality
3-25-18. Chopin was influenced by the nocturnes of ___________.a.
Schubertb. Fieldc. Clementid.
3-25-19. The first American composer with an international reputation was ___________.
a. Stephen Fosterb. Henry R. Bishopc. James P. Clarked. John Fielde. Louis Moreau Gottschalk
3-25-20. Who created and first used the term recital?a. Paganinib. Chopinc. Lisztd. Schumanne. Field
What did Berlioz call the recurring theme used in his Symphonie fantastique?a. idée fixeb. Dies iraec. Leliod. Childe Harolde. cantus firmus
3-26-2. Symphony by Berlioza. Unfinished Symphonyb.
Scottish Symphonyc. Spring Symphonyd. Pastoral Symphonye. Harold en Italie
Harold en Italie
3-26-3. Symphony by Schuberta. Unfinished Symphonyb. Scottish Symphonyc.
Spring Symphonyd. Pastoral Symphonye. Harold en Italie
a. Unfinished Symphony
3-26-4. Symphony by Schumanna. Unfinished Symphonyb.
Scottish Symphonyc. Spring Symphonyd. Pastoral Symphonye. Harold en Italie
c. Spring Symphony
3-26-5. Symphony by Mendelssohna. Unfinished Symphonyb. Scottish Symphonyc.
Spring Symphonyd. Pastoral Symphonye. Harold en Italie
b. Scottish Symphony
3-26-6. Which composer used themes from his own Lieder in his chamber music?a.
Robert Schumannb. Mendelssohnc. Chopind.
Clara Schumanne. Schubert
The Cecilian movement was __________.a. a cult that worshipped St. Cecilia with special musicb. a movement that advocated the return to a cappella performancesc. a group of composers who followed the aesthetic principles of Cecil of Hungaryd.
a movement within the Anglican Church to purge all Catholic elements from its musicd. a movement that promoted large choral festivals
b. a movement that advocated the return to a cappella performances
3-26-8. What was not a trend in the early nineteenth century?a. The number of public concerts increased.
b. A Classic repertoire was developed.c.
Composers and audiences became more aware of historical styles.d. Choirs were increasingly made up of professional singers only.
e. Chamber music was increasingly performed as concert music.
d. Choirs were increasingly made up of professional singers only.
Of the following, which is a characteristic of nineteenth-century orchestras?a. The size of the orchestra remained consistent.b. Women musicians began playing in most professional orchestras.c. Changes to wind instruments gave them wider ranges and greater facility.d.
Music was predominantly conducted by the leader of the violins.e. Strings continued to dominate the orchestrations.
c. Changes to wind instruments gave them wider ranges and greater facility.
3-26-10. Which work did Robert Schumann praise for its “heavenly length”?a. Great Symphonyb. Symphonie fantastiquec. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9d.
Italian Symphonye. Unfinished Symphony
a. Great Symphony
3-26-11. Treatise on Instrumentation and Orchestration was written by __________.a. Robert Schumannb. Schubertc. Mendelssohnd.
Berlioze. Louis Jullien
Which of the following does not describe the Violin Concerto by Mendelssohn?a. The cadenza in the first movement is placed just prior to the recapitulation.b. The first movement begins with a lengthy ritornello.c. The three movements are connected together.d. Mendelssohn balances virtuosity and musical content.
e. The slow movement appears as a romance for violin and orchestra.
The first movement begins with a lengthy ritornello.
3-26-13. Schubert’s quintet, the late chamber-music masterpiece, is composed for string quartet and what additional instrument?a. violab. clarinetc. pianod. string basse. cello
3-26-14. A massive choral work by Berlioza. Elijahb. Te Deumc.
Stabat Materd. The Sacred Harpe. Mass in A-flat
b. Te Deum
3-26-15. A collection of spiritual songs in shape-note notationa. Elijahb. Te Deumc. Stabat Materd.
The Sacred Harpe. Mass in A-flat
d. The Sacred Harp
An oratorio by Mendelssohna. Elijahb. Te Deumc. Stabat Materd. The Sacred Harpe. Mass in A-flat
3-26-17. One of Schubert’s choral masterworksa.
Elijahb. Te Deumc. Stabat Materd. The Sacred Harpe. Mass in A-flat
e. Mass in A-flat
3-26-18. A sacred work, with operatic elements, by Rossinia.
Elijahb. Te Deumc. Stabat Materd. The Sacred Harpe. Mass in A-flat
3-26-19. Of the following, which is not a contribution of Lowell Mason to American music?a. He introduced music into the public school curriculum.b.
He was president of the Handel and Haydn Societyc. He championed the work of Yankee tunesmiths and shape-note singers.d. He helped found the Boston Academy of Music.e. He composed over one thousand hymn tunes.
He championed the work of Yankee tunesmiths and shape-note singers.
3-26-20. Who published a hymnbook designed for an all-black congregation?a. Reverend Richard Allenb. Samuel Sebastian Wesleyc.
Patrick S. Gilmored. Elizabeth Stirlinge. Carl Friedrich Zelter
Reverend Richard Allen
3-27-1. A fast, brilliant, concluding section in an Italian operatic is called a ___________.a. cavatinab. cantabilec. cabalettad.
casta divae. canto bravo
3-27-2. The most famous and important opera composer in Europe around 1825 was __________.a. Rossinib. Bellinic.
Beethovend. Spontinie. Bellini
3-27-3. Which city was the center of opera in the early nineteenth century?a. Veniceb.
Dresdenc. Londond. Praguee. Paris
The typical scene structure of a Rossini opera is __________.a. dry recitative plus a da capo ariab. introduction-recitative-cantabile-cabalettac. recitative-aria-ensemble-chorusd. introduction-aria-cadenzae.
3-27-5. Of the following, which describes the aria style of Rossini?a. spare use of the orchestrab. thick orchestration that obscures the vocal linec.
endless melodic linesd. a dominant orchestra that portrays the inner drama with recurring motivese. richly chromatic harmonies
a. spare use of the orchestra
3-27-6. The main composers of Italian opera in the beginning of the nineteenth century were _________.
3-27-7. This composer created German Romantic opera.a. Rossinib. Meyerbeerc. Weberd. Donizettie.
3-27-8. He composed Guillaume Tell.a. Rossinib. Meyerbeerc. Weberd. Donizettie. Bellini
3-27-9. He composed Norma.a. Rossinib. Meyerbeerc. Weberd. Donizettie. Bellini
3-27-10. He composed Les Huguenots.a. Rossinib. Meyerbeerc. Weberd. Donizettie. Bellini
3-27-11. He composed Lucia di Lammermoor.a. Rossinib. Meyerbeerc. Weberd. Donizettie. Bellini
3-27-12. Who was the principal librettist for grand opera?a. Romanib. Metastasioc. Scribed. Berlioze. Wagner
3-27-13. Of the following, which does not characterize grand opera?a. chorusb. machineryc. balletd. large caste. three acts
e. three acts
3-27-14. Which opera contains the “Wolf’s Glen” scene?a. Lucia di Lammermoorb. Normac. Les Huguenotsd. Der Freischütze. Barber of Seville
d. Der Freischütz
3-27-15. Which opera contains a famous “mad scene”?a. Lucia di Lammermoorb. Normac. Les Huguenotsd. Der Freischütze. Barber of Seville
a. Lucia di Lammermoor
3-27-16. Who composed the Romantic ballet Giselle?a. Taglioneb. Berliozc. Meyerbeerd. Adame. Tchaikovsky
3-27-17. Of the following, which is a characteristic of German Romantic opera?a. characters acting as representatives of superhuman forcesb. stories based on recent historyc. predominance of virtuosic singingd. standard urban settingse. large role for ballet
a. characters acting as representatives of superhuman forces
3-27-18. Operas of which nationality were particularly popular in New Orleans in the mid-nineteenth century?a. Americanb. Italianc. Englishd. Frenche. Creole
3-27-19. Of the following, which describes the American operatic scene in the nineteenth century?a. Opera first began as an elitist entertainment.b. American composers were greatly encouraged to write operas.c. Operatic excerpts became the popular music of the time.d. Most cities preferred opera to be performed in their original language.e. Opera did not reach the West Coast until the twentieth century.
c. Operatic excerpts became the popular music of the time.
3-27-20. Of the following, which does not describe American minstrel shows?a. They featured white performers who impersonated African Americans.b. They were vehicles for candid social commentary.c. They had little influence outside of America.d. They featured many new songs.e. They would seem offensive to many by today’s standards.
c. They had little influence outside of America.
3-28-1. Jacques Offenbach is associated most closely with which type of opera?a. grand operab. lyric operac. opéra bouffed. opera buffae. Romantic opera
d. opera buffa
3-28-2. Gounod’s Faust is which type of opera?a. grand operab. lyric operac. opéra bouffed. opera buffae. Romantic opera
b. lyric opera
3-28-3. Bizet’s most famous opera was ____________.a. Carmenb. Mignonc. Benvenuto Cellinid. Thaïse. Manon
3-28-4. Verdi’s first great success was ____________.a. La traviatab. Otelloc. Rigolettod. Nabuccoe. Aida
3-28-5. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of Verdi’s late operas?a. reminiscence motivesb. continuous flow of music and actionc. plots adapted from plays by Shakespeared. spoken dialogue for the most intense scenese. librettos created by Boito
d. spoken dialogue for the most intense scenes
3-28-6. “Viva Verdi” was ____________.a. a cheer shouted by the audience after the overtures were playedb. a nationalistic cry referring to the king of Italyc. a chorus used at the end of an opera by Bellinid. campaign slogan for Verdi’s political ambitionse. the cheer that greeted Verdi when he visited Paris
b. a nationalistic cry referring to the king of Italy
3-28-7. Wagner’s term for the union of all the arts in a drama is ____________.a. Gesamtkunstwerkb. Bayreuthc. melodramad. leitmotive. ewigemelodie
3-28-8. Of the following, which characterizes the librettos of Wagner’s operas?a. They were modeled after the grand opera librettos of Scribe.b. They were created by Wagner.c. They were generally drawn from recent European history.d. They were based on popular stageplays at the time.e. They distinguish between recitatives and arias.
b. They were created by Wagner.
3-28-9. Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde was influential because ____________.a. it used ambiguous harmony that stretched the limits of tonalityb. it was deeply anti-Semitic and inspired other anti-Semitic operasc. it was the first true opera in the German languaged. it relegated the orchestra to a complete subordinate rolee. it incorporated magical characteristics
a. it used ambiguous harmony that stretched the limits of tonality
3-28-10. Der Ring des Nibelungen is ____________.a. the circular theater that Wagner had built for his music dramasb. an opera by Weberc. a romantic opera by Wagnerd. a set of stories by Tolkiene. a cycle of four music dramas by Wagner
e. a cycle of four music dramas by Wagner
3-28-11. The Mighty Handful were ____________.a. five Russian composers who studied folk music and exotic scalesb. five great Russian operas that inspired composers in other nations to use national folk epics for their operasc. five students of César Franck who became important composers in Franced. five tenors who traveled around Russia singing folk musice. the five principal centers of opera in Europe
a. five Russian composers who studied folk music and exotic scales
3-28-12. Of the following, which describes Musorgsky’s approach to harmony?a. He was inspired by Wagner to use functional harmony with chromatic passages.b. He was influenced by Tchaikovsky to use conventional harmony.c. He used nonfunctional harmony influenced by polyphonic folk singing.d. He developed a totally chromatic system.e. He developed a unique harmonic system based on pentatonic and whole-tone scales.
c. He used nonfunctional harmony influenced by polyphonic folk singing.
3-28-13. Of the following operas, which is not by Puccini?a. Toscab. Manon Lescautc. La bohèmed. I Pagliaccie. Madama Butterfly
d. I Pagliacci
3-28-14. Verismo is associated with the operas of which country?a. Italyb. Francec. Germanyd. Spaine. Brazil
3-28-15. Of the following, who was the leading ballet composer in nineteenth-century France?a. Gounodb. Saint-Saënsc. Franckd. Massenete. Delibes
3-28-16. The Bartered Bride is perhaps this country’s best-known opera.a. Englandb. Brazilc. Bohemiad. United Statese. Spain
3-28-17. This country developed an entertainment form called vaudeville.a. Englandb. Brazilc. Bohemiad. United Statese. Spain
d. United States
3-28-18. Felipe Pedrell sparked a national revival in this country with his opera Los Pirineos.a. Englandb. Brazilc. Bohemiad. United Statese. Spain
3-28-19. Gilbert and Sullivan were natives of this country.a. Englandb. Brazilc. Bohemiad. United Statese. Spain
3-28-20. Antonio Carlos Gomes, who became internationally recognized for his opera Il Guarany, was originally from this country.a. Englandb. Brazilc. Bohemiad. United Statese. Spain
3-29-1. According to the text, what is the most important fact about music in the late nineteenth century?a. the creation of the solo recitalb. the growth in the size of orchestrasc. the emergence of the orchestra conductord. the creation of a new scholarly field, musicologye. the establishment of a permanent classical repertory
e. the establishment of a permanent classical repertory
3-29-2. Which composer was known as the “Waltz King?”a. Brahmsb. Lisztc. Richard Straussd. Johann Strauss the youngere. Tchaikovsky
d. Johann Strauss the younger
3-29-3. Of the following, which describes the symphonies of Brahms?a. They were composed quickly.b. They incorporate elements of Renaissance and Baroque music.c. They expand the standard size of the orchestra.d. They use five or more movements.e. Each is based on a literary program.
b. They incorporate elements of Renaissance and Baroque music.
3-29-4. How many symphonies did Brahms compose?a. fourb. fivec. sixd. ninee. eleven
3-29-5. Brahms’s Symphony No. 1 is primarily indebted to the music of ____________.a. Wagnerb. Lisztc. Schumannd. Schuberte. Beethoven
3-29-6. What older form does Brahms use in the finale of his Symphony No. 4?a. pavane and galliardb. passacaglia/chaconnec. prelude and fugued. French overturee. toccata
3-29-7. Which type of piano music was not composed by Brahms?a. intermezzosb. sonatasc. étudesd. variationse. rhapsodies
3-29-8. An orchestral work in one movement with a literary or other program is called ____________.a. a program symphonyb. a cyclic symphonyc. a symphonic poemd. a sinfoniae. an overture
c. a symphonic poem
3-29-9. Of the following, who would not be considered a member of the New German School?a. Wagnerb. Richard Straussc. Brucknerd. Brahmse. Liszt
3-29-10. This was composed by Bruckner.a. Faust Symphonyb. Don Juanc. Romantic Symphonyd. Ein deutsches Requieme. Möricke Songbook
c. Romantic Symphony
3-29-11. This was composed by Richard Strauss.a. Faust Symphonyb. Don Juanc. Romantic Symphonyd. Ein deutsches Requieme. Möricke Songbook
b. Don Juan
3-29-12. This was composed by Wolf.a. Faust Symphonyb. Don Juanc. Romantic Symphonyd. Ein deutsches Requieme. Möricke Songbook
e. Möricke Songbook
3-29-13. This was composed by Liszt.a. Faust Symphonyb. Don Juanc. Romantic Symphonyd. Ein deutsches Requieme. Möricke Songbook
a. Faust Symphony
3-29-14. This was composed by Brahms.a. Faust Symphonyb. Don Juanc. Romantic Symphonyd. Ein deutsches Requieme. Möricke Songbook
d. Ein deutsches Requiem
3-29-15. The technique used by Liszt to unify Les Préludes is called ____________.a. thematic transformationb. developing variationc. leitmotivesd. chromatic saturatione. Les Fugues
a. thematic transformation
3-29-16. Of the following, which does not describe Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B Minor?a. It is an extended form in one movement.b. Its primary intent is to feature virtuoso display.c. It develops four principal themes.d. The structure can be analyzed as sonata form.e. It can be viewed as having four movements.
b. Its primary intent is to feature virtuoso display.
3-29-17. Bruckner modeled his symphonies on which work by Beethoven?a. Symphony No. 3b. Symphony No. 5c. Symphony No. 6d. Symphony No. 9e. Missa solemnis
d. Symphony No. 9
3-29-18. Of the following, which describes the Lieder by Wolf?a. folklike melodiesb. dominant vocal linec. equality of words and musicd. simple harmonic supporte. introspective mood
c. equality of words and music
3-29-19. Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss is based on ____________.a. a philosophical prose-poem by Nietzscheb. a pastoral poem by Lammartinec. a Norse legendd. an autobiographical experiencee. a short story by Clarke
a. a philosophical prose-poem by Nietzsche
3-29-20. Of the following, which is not associated with Richard Strauss?a. operasb. songsc. conductord. symphonic poemse. concert pianist
e. concert pianist
3-30-1. Franck inaugurated a new style of music for the ____________.a. pianob. organc. violind. flutee. harp
3-30-2. Gabriel Fauré is usually associated with which movement?a. German Romanticismb. the French Traditionc. the Cosmopolitan Traditiond. neo-Classicisme. realism
b. the French Tradition
3-30-3. Who is considered to be the founder of modern French chamber music?a. Debussyb. Ravelc. Fauréd. Gounode. Franck
3-30-4. What is new in Fauré’s songs of La bonne chanson?a. Harmonic progressions dilute the pull of the tonic and the need for resolution.b. The melody is spun-out in lengthy phrases.c. Harmonic tension is enhanced by lingering dominant-seventh chords.d. The piano is restricted to a subordinate position.e. The chromaticism of Fauré’s contemporaries is rejected.
a. Harmonic progressions dilute the pull of the tonic and the need for resolution.
3-30-5. Of the following, which are unusual features of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6?a. a recurring fate motive and a pizzicato scherzob. a 5/4 scherzo and a finale that uses cannonsc. a recurring fate motive and the use of a Russian hymnd. a 5/4 scherzo and a slow-movement finalee. a pizzicato scherzo and a slow-movement finale
d. a 5/4 scherzo and a slow-movement finale
3-30-6. Borodin’s country of origina. Englandb. Russiac. United Statesd. Norwaye. Bohemia
3-30-7. Grieg’s country of origina. Englandb. Russiac. United Statesd. Norwaye. Bohemia
3-30-8. Elgar’s country of origina. Englandb. Russiac. United Statesd. Norwaye. Bohemia
3-30-9. Smetana’s country of origina. Englandb. Russiac. United Statesd. Norwaye. Bohemia
3-30-10. MacDowell’s country of origina. Englandb. Russiac. United Statesd. Norwaye. Bohemia
c. United States
3-30-11. Which country avoided developing a national style in the late nineteenth century?a. Russiab. Francec. Englandd. Bohemiae. Norway
3-30-12. Which work by Musorgsky was originally written for piano and was later orchestrated by Ravel?a. Pictures at an Exhibitionb. Night on Bald Mountainc. Sunlessd. The Nurserye. In Central Asia
a. Pictures at an Exhibition
3-30-13. Which of the following works is a four-movement symphonic suite by Rimsky-Korsakov based on stories from 101 Arabian Nights?a. Capriccio espagnolb. Russian Easter Overturec. Pictures at an Exhibitiond. Sheherazadee. In Central Asia
3-30-14. Which of the following works is not a nationalist composition from Bohemia?a. Má vlastb. Peer Gyntc. Dumky Piano Triod. Slavonic Dancese. From My Life
b. Peer Gynt
3-30-15. Immigrants from which country dominated American classic music in the late nineteenth century?a. Englandb. Russiac. Italyd. Francee. Germany
3-30-16. Of the following, who is not a noted nineteenth-century American composer?a. George Whitefield Chadwickb. Horatio Parkerc. Theodore Thomas (1st conductor of Chicago Symphony)d. Amy Beache. John Knowles Paine
c. Theodore Thomas (1st conductor of Chicago Symphony)
3-30-17. The Gaelic Symphony was composed by ____________.a. Beachb. Dvo§ákc. Elgard. MacDowelle. Gilmore
3-30-18. Tin Pan Alley is a nickname for ____________.a. a traveling percussion ensembleb. a group of composers who collected American melodiesc. a small area in New York that specialized in music publishingd. the first recording studio in Bostone. the first song to sell one million copies
c. a small area in New York that specialized in music publishing
3-30-19. Of the following, which is not a characteristic of African-American music in the nineteenth century?a. syncopationb. call and responsec. bending pitchesd. piano accompanimente. banjo accompaniment
d. piano accompaniment
3-30-20. What type of music did the Fisk Jubilee Singers specialize in performing?a. verse-refrain songsb. opera excerptsc. minstrel songsd. sacred motetse. spirituals
3-31-1. George M. Cohan inaugurated a distinctive type of American music with __________.a. Babes in Toylandb. The Merry Widowc. Naughty Mariettad. Little Johnny Jonese. Cats
d. Little Johnny Jones
3-31-2. Which composer inaugurated the era of the film score?a. Saint-Saënsb. Satiec. Breild. Beccee. Williams
3-31-3. Which composer introduced ragtime rhythms to Broadway and brought the cakewalk and ragtime to Europe?a. Scott Joplinb. George M. Cohanc. Jelly Roll Mortond. Ford Dabneye. Will Marion Cook
e. Will Marion Cook
3-31-4. What city is considered to be the cradle of jazz?a. Chicagob. New Yorkc. Memphisd. New Orleanse. Kansas City
d. New Orleans
3-31-5. Early jazz seems to have begun as a mixture of what musical types?a. Ragtime, impressionism, and bluesb. Ragtime, dance music, and bluesc. Cakewalk, Creole music, and impressionismd. Ragtime, Creole music, and Haitian rhythmse. Cakewalk, blues, and Haitian rhythms
b. Ragtime, dance music, and blues
3-31-6. What is the principal difference between ragtime and jazz?a. The notationb. The way it is performedc. The instrumentationd. The region where the music comes frome. The marketing
b. The way it is performed
3-31-7. Of the following, which is a six-movement symphony with voices by Mahler?a. Symphony No. 8b. Kindertotenliederc. Feuersnotd. Das Lied von der Erdee. Elektra
d. Das Lied von der Erde
3-31-8. Which opera relates a decadent biblical story based on a play by Oscar Wilde?a. Der Rosenkavalierb. Elektrac. Feuersnotd. Salomee. The Robe
3-31-9. Of the following, which was not a source of inspiration for Debussy?a. Symbolist poetsb. Wagner’s Tristan und Isoldec. Music from Asiad. Medieval musice. English folk music
e. English folk music
3-31-10. In what way does Debussy’s harmonic style differ from that of Wagner?a. The urgency to resolve is absent.b. Debussy avoid chromaticism.c. Debussy’s use of dissonance is continuous.d. Debussy avoids tonal centers.e. Debussy rejects the use of whole-tone scales.
a. The urgency to resolve is absent.
3-31-11. The poem Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn was written by __________.a. Verlaineb. Debussyc. Mallarmed. Valerye. George
3-31-12. Ralph Vaughan Williams composed this work.a. El amor brujob. The Planetsc. Le tombeau de Couperind. Finlandiae. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
e. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
3-31-13. Maurice Ravel composed this work.a. El amor brujo b. The Planets c. Le tombeau de Couperin d. Finlandia e. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
c. Le tombeau de Couperin
3-31-14. Gustav Holst composed this work.a. El amor brujo b. The Planets c. Le tombeau de Couperin d. Finlandia e. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
b. The Planets
3-31-15. Manuel de Falla composed this work.a. El amor brujo b. The Planets c. Le tombeau de Couperin d. Finlandia e. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
a. El amor brujo
3-31-16. Sibelius composed this work.a. El amor brujo b. The Planets c. Le tombeau de Couperin d. Finlandia e. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
3-31-17. How did Rachmaninoff primarily make his living?a. As a conductorb. As a composerc. As a teacherd. As a pianiste. As a critic
d. As a pianist
3-31-18. Scriabin modeled his first piano pieces on the music of __________.a. Chopinb. Paganinic. Beethovend. Mendelssohne. Schubert
3-31-19. What characterizes the music of Erik Satie?a. Strong emotional contentb. Traditional structures and harmoniesc. Wit and defiance of conventional ideasd. Meeting the listener’s expectationse. Contrasting musical ideas
c. Wit and defiance of conventional ideas
3-31-20. Which country fostered futurism?a. Franceb. Italyc. United Statesd. Germanye. Spain
3-32-1. In what style were the early works of Schoenberg written?a. impressionistb. atonalc. primitivistd. late Romantice. neoclassic
d. late Romantic
3-32-2. Of the following methods, which did Schoenberg use to give coherence to atonal music?a. developing variationb. cumulative formc. discontinuityd. parlando-rubatoe. pointillism
a. developing variation
3-32-3. Of the following works, which was created with the twelve-tone technique?a. Pierrot lunaireb. Verklärte Nachtc. Erwartungd. Piano Suitee. The Book of the Hanging Garden
d. Piano Suite
3-32-4. The vocal technique used in Pierrot lunaire is called ____________.a. Klangfarbenmelodieb. Sprechstimmec. parlando-rubatod. experimentale. chromatic saturation
3-32-5. Which composer combined atonality with the expressive gestures of late Romantic music?a. Stravinskyb. Webernc. Ivesd. Schoenberge. Berg
3-32-6. Webern received a Ph.D. in ____________.a. musicologyb. ethnomusicologyc. theoryd. compositione. piano performance
3-32-7. Wozzeck is an outstanding example of ____________.a. impressionismb. primitivismc. expressionismd. neoclassicisme. serialism
3-32-8. Which work did Berg compose as a requiem for the daughter of Alma Mahler?a. Lulub. Lyric Suitec. Variations for Orchestrad. Violin Concertoe. Wozzeck
d. Violin Concerto
3-32-9. Stravinsky was commissioned to compose his first ballet music by ____________.a. Diaghilevb. Nijinskyc. Rimsky-Korsakovd. Fokinee. Balanchine
3-32-10. Webern’s music exerted the greatest influence on composers who worked ____________.a. from 1900 to World War Ib. between World War I and World War IIc. during World War IId. after World War II to the late 1960se. from the 1970s to the present
d. after World War II to the late 1960s
3-32-11. Which of the following does not characterize Webern’s Symphony, Op. 21?a. double canonsb. inversionsc. classical formsd. palindromic structurese. full symphonic orchestration
e. full symphonic orchestration
3-32-12. Which work marks Stravinsky’s turn towards neoclassicism?a. Petrushkab. Threnic. Symphony of Psalmsd. Pulcinellae. The Rakes Progress
3-32-13. Stravinsky’s late works employ ____________.a. serialismb. primitivismc. impressionismd. experimental soundse. electronic music
3-32-14. Stravinsky’s approach to harmony can be described as ____________.a. atonalb. neotonalc. pantonald. chromatic saturatione. modal
3-32-15. In his early years, Bartók made his career as a(n) ____________.a. conductorb. singer of folk musicc. virtuoso pianistd. violiste. opera singer
c. virtuoso pianist
3-32-16. The music of Bartók mixes the traditions of which sources?a. modern, popular, and peasantb. classic, popular, and peasantc. classic, modern, and populard. popular, modern, and classice. classic, modern, and peasant
e. classic, modern, and peasant
3-32-17. Of the following, which was composed early in Bartók’s career?a. Allegro barbarob. Concerto for Orchestrac. The Miraculous Mandarind. Mikrokosmose. Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
a. Allegro barbaro
3-32-18. Charles Ives made his living in what business?a. stocksb. insurancec. organ buildingd. politicse. publishing
3-32-19. Of the following, which is a strand not found in the music of Ives?a. Protestant musicb. European peasant musicc. American vernacular musicd. experimental musice. European classical music
b. European peasant music
3-32-20. At what point did Ives receive recognition for his work?a. with his first cantatab. with The Unanswered Questionc. with the premiere of the Concord Sonatad. after he retired from compositione. after he died
d. after he retired from composition
3-? Who composed the music for Show Boat?
3-? What characterized Tin Pan Alley songs after 1910?
The focus was increasingly on the chorus.
3-? Of the following, which is true of Irving Berlin?
He wrote his own lyrics
3-? W. C. Handy is known for his work in this genre.
3-? Benny Goodman is known for his work in this genre.
3-? Of the following, which does not characterize the blues?
straightforward melodic style without syncopation
3-? The New Orleans jazz form is similar to what classical structure?
theme and variation
3-? Big bands are divided into which three sections?
brass, reeds, rhythm
3-? Gershwin’s first attempt to combine jazz and classical tradition was:
Rhapsody in Blue
3-? In what way does big band music differ from New Orleans jazz?
It works through arrangements.
3-? Of the following, who was not a member of Les Six?
3-? Which member of Les Six incorporated jazz into the ballet La Création du Monde?
3-? Of the following, who stayed in Germany during the Nazi regime?
3-? Who is associated with Gebrauchsmusik?
3-? Of the following, which work was composed by Prokofiev before he returned to the Soviet Union?
The Love of Three Oranges
3-? Shostakovich was attacked in Pravda for which work?
Lady Macbeth from the Mtensk District
3-? Which composer is known for works employing tone clusters at the piano?
3-? Ruth Crawford Seeger gave up composition for which activity?
preserving folk songs
3-? With whom did Aaron Copland and other American composers study in Paris?
3-? For his major operas, Virgil Thompson collaborated with _____________?
3-? Country music centers on a singer playing a _____________.
3-? How does rhythm-and-blues differ from traditional blues?
rhythmic emphasis on beats two and four
3-? Which song launched rock and roll nationally?
Rock Around the Clock
3-? Which group is associated with Acid Rock?
3-? Of the following, who was a prominent folk singer from the 1940s and 1950s?
3-? Motown is associated with which city?
3-? Of the following musicals, which features music by Leonard Bernstein?
On the Town
3-? Of the following, which characterizes bebop jazz?
3-? Of the following, who is associated with cool jazz?
Modern Jazz Quartet
3-? Of the following, which was the leading patron of composers in the US after World War II?