Music Flashcards


In music compositions, a theme is: A musical idea that is used as a building block
A short repeated musical pattern is called an ostinato
Which of the following genres does not follow the general structure of multi movement cycle Sonata allegro
The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, the development, and the: recapitulation
sonata-allegro form the section that features the most tension and drama The development
theme and variations form often utilizes which of the following composition techniques All of the above
In the Classical multimovement cycle, the third movement is usually in ________ form. Minuet and trio for
The period in music from approximately 1750 to 1825
Who was NOT a master of the Viennese school? Chopin
What does not characterize the classical style highly chromatic harmony
The system in which the aristocracy sponsored musicians is called: patronage
Of the following which describes musical life in classical era The rise of public performances
Music for a small ensemble of two to about ten players with one player to a part is called: chamber music
A string quartet consists of 2 violins, viola, cello
Of the following who is not a major composer of string quartets Bach
Hayden was a prolific composer in all of the following except Ballet
Beethoven supported himself through: all of the above
Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies for a musician. What was it? deafness
How man sympathies did Beethoven write Nine
Beethoven own instrument The piano
How many movements does Beethoven’s sympathy have #5 have 4
Mozart is remembered today as: the most gifted child prodigy in the history of music
Which classical composer rebelled Mozart
The instrument Mozart played The piano
In classical orchestra group as instruments served as nucleus Strings
Number of orchestral players in early classical period was typically 30-40
First movement of sympathy is usually in Sonata-allegro form
Who was Hayden’s principle patron Prince esterhazy
Hayden enjoyed phenomenal musical success in England
The Classical symphony had its roots in the: opera overture
In absolute music, the lack of a prescribed story or text to hold the music together makes the element of ________ especially important. form
In sonata- allegro form a modulatory section that leads to the next is called A bridge
Hayden’s string quartet op. 76 no3 was given nickname emperor The slow movement is based on a hymn
Qeine kleine nachtmuik is German “a little night music
The most important instrument genre of the classical period is The symphony
How did Haydn’s Military Symphony earn its nickname? It uses percussion instruments associated with Turkish military music.
Which of the following was not a favored sonatal instrumental in late 18th century Piano and cello
How many piano sonatas did Beethoven compose? 32
A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called: Requiem
Using material from an earlier movement in a symphony is called: cyclical form
How many movements are in a Classical concerto? three
A typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called the: cadenza
The first movement of a classical concerto features sonata allegro from with A double exposition
Mozart’s requiem was His last work
The term timbre refers to: Color tone
A highly emotional song in an opera is called: an aria
The orchestral introduction heard at the beggining of an opera is called An overture
Which of the following best describes absolute music music without a story or text

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