Test 4 Music

The favorite subjects of the romantic poets were:
love, longing, and nature

A song form in which the main melody is repeated for two or three stanzas but introduces new or significant varied material when the text requires it is called:
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?
more than 600

What is vernacular music
popular sons 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
It is capable of only one dynamitic level

Which of the following was not a technical improvement to the 19th century piano?
A second keyboard was added

The short, lyric piano piece is the instrument equivalent of:
the song

19th century composers of the short, lyric piano piece included:
Johannes Brahms Robert Schumann Frederic Chopin

Chopin is credited with developing the:
modern piano style

With which famous novelist did Chopin become romantically involved?
George Sand

Which of the following does NOT characterize Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat Minor, Op.

24, No.4?

simple A-B-A form

Which composer is known as the “poet of the piano”?
Frederic Chopin

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was discouraged from pursing a career as a composer because:
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:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How does Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s The Year reach a level of achievement beyond that of her brother Felix?
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?
Louis Moreau Gottschalk

The familiar tune quoted near the end of Gottschalk’s work The Banjo is:
Camptown Races

Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called:
program music

Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in:

How many movements are in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

Which is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
the program deals entirely with nature

In Berlioz’s symphonie fantastique, what is the idee fixe?
the basic theme of the symphony, heard in every movement

Which of the following does NOT characterize the March to the Scaffold from Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique?
dominance of the string instruments

The Dies irae is:
a chant from the Mass for the Dead

The concept of a program overture had its origins in the:
opera overture

Another name for the symphonic poem is:
tone poem

Nationalism is characteristic of all the except:
Chopin’s sonatas

Which is 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 Requiem after the death of:
his mother

Brahms maintained a lifelong, close relationship with:
Clara Schumann

Brahms wrote __________ symphonies.

The singing star Giuseppina Streppini helped launch the career of:
Giusppe Verdi

Italian comic opera is called:
opera buffa

Who dies at the end of Rigoletto?
Gilda, Rigoletto’s daughter

The ensemble that follows La donna e mobile in Act III of Rigoletto is an:

Which of the following are characteristic of Beijing opera?
all of the above

A special theater was built at ________ for the presentation of Wagner’s music dreams.


Wagner’s total artwork, in which all the arts- music, poetry, drama, visual spectacle- are fused together, is called:
the Gesamtkunstwerk

Wagner called his operas:
music dramas

In Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, who are the Valkyries?
the nine daughters of Wotan

Tchaikovsky’s fanciful ballet about a child’s Christmas gift and dreams of exotic people and places is:
the Nutcracker

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 opera was not by Puccini?

The Japanese shamisen is:
a plucked string instrument

The Libera me from Faure’s Requiem features which vocal soloist?

The mood at the end of Libera me from Faure’s Requiem is:

The French movement in poetry that rebelled against traditional modes of expression is called:

Mallarme and Verlaine were:
symbolist poets

The Symbolist poets were strongly influenced by the works of:
Edgar Allan Poe

The whole-tone scale used by Impressionist composers derives from:
non- Western music

Debussy was highly influenced by the sounds of a gamelan from:

What nationality was Claude Debussy?

Which was not composed by Debussy?

Which of the following describes the activities of Harry T. Burleigh?
all of the above

The spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot reflects qualities of which traditions?
all of the above

Which of the following distinguished the Frisk Jubilee Singers’ arrangement of Swing Low Sweet Chariot from that of Harry T. Burleigh?
The Frisk Jubilee Singers perform a cappella

An important American instrumental ensemble of the 19th century was the:
brass band

Which of the following does NOT describe the career of Partick S.


earned title as March King

John Philip Sousa conducted the:
US Marine Band

John Philip Sousa composed:
all of the above

Which American composer became known as the King of Ragtime?

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