Music Flashcards


Nationalistic composers expressed their nationalism by: employing songs and dances from their home countries in their works
Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gym is: incidental music
Edvard Grieg represents the _____ nationalist school. Scandinavian
Copland’s “American Sound” was rooted primarily in: Appalachian folk melodies
Copland’s Appalachian Spring quotes the early American tune: Simple Gifts
Who is the composer of the ballet “The Nutcracker” ? Tchaikovsky
Which instrument is featured in the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from “The Nutcracker” ? celesta
The “Rite of Spring” opened in Paris in 1913 to: a near riot
The “Rite of Spring” is characterized by: the percussive use of dissonance, polyrhythms and polytonality
What is the basis for The Rite of Spring scenes of pagan Russia

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