The final section of a sonata-allegro movement, which rounds it off with a vigorous closing cadence, is: the coda
Which of the following best describes the opening of the first movement of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik? It has a march like character
The minuet was originally a Baroque court dance. True
The overall form of a minuet and trio is best described as: A-B-A
The Trumpet Concerto in E-flat is Haydn’s only concerto False
Mozart was able to complete so many masterworks due to his ling career False
In his third compositional period, Beethoven: used more chromatic harmonies
Beethoven gave his Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 the designation: quasi una fantasia
Beethoven was unable to compose music after he became deaf False
Beethoven achieved much acclaim during his lifetime and died a famous and revered composer. True
The three main sections of sonata-allegro form are the exposition, the development, and the: recapitulation
Mozart is remembered today as: the most gifted child prodigy in the history of music.
Mozart dies while writing his: Requiem
In the first movement of a classical concerto, there is usually a double exposition. True
The typical first movement of a Classical concerto begins with: the orchestra
Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2 was subtitled Moonlight by: the poet Rellstab shortly after the composer’s death
The trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, composed in 1796, was Haydn’s last orchestral work. True
The first movement of Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2: is in a modified song form
The dreamy first movement of the Moonlight Sonata features: all of the above
Mozart’s personal feelings are often evident in the works he composed False
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik is probably the best known of Mozart’s serenades. True
W.A. Mozart was born and lived in the early part of his life in Salzburg
Mozart wrote his piano concertos primarily for his own public performances. True
Mozart’s financial circumstances depended largely on the popularity of his Operas
Mozart was highly successful in composing All of these choices
eine kleine Nachtmusik: is German for “A Little Night Music.”
Mozart was consistently supported by Vienna’s most important patrons. False
Mozart’s melodies are simple, elegant, and songful. True
Leopold Mozart was W.A. Mozart’s father
Mozart was a child prodigy, already composing music by the age of five. True
When he was 8 years old, Mozart traveled to London to study with J.C. Bach
W.A. Mozart lived and worked most of his adult life in Vienna
All of Mozart’s operas were in Italian. False
Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik is an example of: a serenade
The instrument which Mozart played and for which he wrote many concertos was: the piano
Which statement is NOT true about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? He dies at the age of 65
At the time of his death, Mozart was working on this piece which was completed by one of his students. a Requiem mass
How many movements does Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 have? four
With which symphony did Beethoven begin to expand the possibilities of the genre? No. 3
The rigid conventions of opera seria were shaped largely by: Metastasio
During the classical era, the prevalent form of the opera, which contained many recitatives and arias designed to display virtuosity, was called: opera seria
Comic opera generally was sung un the language of the audience, or the vernacular True
The tone of the Catalogue Aria from Mozart’s Don Giovanni is: comic
Mozart’s Requiem was: his last work, incomplete at his death
Oratorios primarily drew their stories from: the Bible
The Dies irae is a poem in three-line rhymed verses True
The Dies irae from Mozart’s Requiem includes solo voices True
Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany
Although Beethoven received support from music-loving aristocrats and other admirers, he functioned primarily as a freelance, composer True
Beethoven’s music often features dramatic contrasts True
W.A. Mozart was born and lived the early part of his life in Salzburg
Beethoven was best known during his life as a virtuoso violinist False
Along with J.S. Bach’s Mass in b minor, this piece is considered the most significant Mass setting of the common practice era Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
Fidelio deals with the topics of All of the above
Which of the following best describes the role of women in nineteenth-century music? The piano provided women with a socially acceptable performance outlet
The most importnant keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was the: piano
The poem Elfking was written by Heinrich Heine False
A song in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of the text is in strophic form True
Which of the following was a noted woman composer of the Romantic era? Clara Schumann
Nineteenth-century society saw a few women make careers as professional musicians True
A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called: strophic
Chopin composed works in all of the following genres EXCEPT the: symphony
Schubert’s Lied Elfking is through composed True
The favorite subjects of the Romantic poets were: love, longing, and nature
Which of the following composed the piano cycle The Year? Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
What is vernacular music? popular songs sung in a country’s native language
Schubert’s song Elfking is a setting of a ballad written by: Goethe
Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4 is in duple meter False
Which of the following does NOT describe American popular music of the nineteenth century? The composers were always well known
Chopin spent his early years in: Poland
Nineteenth-century composers of the short, lyrics piano piece included: all of the above
Chopin spent most of his productive life in: Paris
A group of Lieder unified by a narrative thread or by a descriptive or expressive theme is called: a song cycle
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s cycle The year is her only symphonic poem False
Approximately how many songs did Schubert compose? more than 600
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel is known for her large-scale orchestral compositions False
Schubert composed over 600 Lieder True
Despite her gender, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was encouraged by her family to pursure a career in music False
___ was NOT an important composer of the nineteenth-century Lieder Heinrich heine
Many Romantic piano works are in short, free forms. True
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel wrote her cycle The year for: piano
Schubert composed Elfking just before he died False
Stephen Foster composed all of the following sings EXCEPT: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
The pianist/composer Fanny Mendelssohn was Felix Mendelssohn’s: sister
Founded during the nineteenth century, the Leipzig Conservatory became a model for music schools all over Europe and America. Its founder and director was: Felix Menddelssohn
Nineteenth century composers of the short, lyrics piano piece included” all of the above
Chopin is credited with creating: the modern piano style
titles such as Prelude, Impromptu, and Intermezzo are used for: short, lyric piano pieces
Nineteenth century musicians continued to be viewed by society as glorified servants False
One of the prime traits of Romantic artists was their emphasis on intense emotional expression True
This Romantic composer founded “The New Journal of Music” in the nineteenth century Robert Schumann
This noted Romantic Era musician conducted the premier of Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony a decade after the composer’s death Felix Mendelssohn
the Dies Irae is: a chant from the Mass for the Dead
Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music? String Quartet in B-flat Major
Which of the following composers was the first to use the term symphonic poem? Liszt
Music written for plays, generally consisting of an overture and a series of pieces to be performed between acts, is called: incidental music
The “Mighty Five” were composers from: Russia
What scene is depicted in Smetana’s symphonic poem the Moldau? all of the above
How many movements does a typical Romantic symphony contain? four
By the Romantic era, concerts had moved from: the aristocratic palace to the public concert hall
Brahms maintained a lifelong, close relationship with: Clara Schumann
Which of the following does NOT characterize Brahms’s Symphony No. 3? programmatic images
Brahms eventually settled in what city? Vienna
Brahms was the leading master of German opera in the nineteenth century False
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is an example of: a program symphony
Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in: France
Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the music of Berlioz? Typical of French music, the emotions are restrained
Berlioz was one of the boldest musical innovators of the nineteenth century True
A one-movement piece of program music for orchestra that, though several contrasting sections, develops a poetic idea or suggests a scene or mood is called: a symphonic poem
Smetana was a leading figure of the “Mighty Five” in Russia False
Nationalism found natural expression in music, among other arts True
The standard four-movement structure of a Romantic symphony is: fast-slow-dance-fast
Which young composer did Robert and Clara Schumann take into their home Brahms
Brahms wrote ___ symphonies four
Brahms’s symphonies use a Romantic harmonic idiom but are Classical in form True
The librettist for Verdi’s Rigoletto was: Piave
Women achieved prominence during the Romantic era as opera singers True
In his Ring of the Nibelung, which characteristic of traditional opera did Wagner eliminate separate arias
Like Berlioz, Debussy won the coveted Prix de Rome during his compositional studies at the Paris Conservatory True
Which of the following choral genres was NOT originally intended for performance in church part song
Wagner did not wish to change the prevaling form of opera in the nineteenth century False
The Dies irae from Verdi’s Requiem is performed a capella False
Choral music offered the public an outlet for its creative energies True
Impressionist composers avoided ninth chords because they were prohibited in the Classical system of harmony False
The French movement in poetry that revolted against traditional modes of expression is called: symbolism
Who dies at the end of Rigoletto Gilda, Rogoletto’s daughter
The ensemble that follows “La Donna e mobile” in Act III of Rigoletto is a(n) quartet
Which of the following does NOT characterize Singspiel It featured elaborate recitatives and arias
In Rigoletto, Verdi turns away from tuneful melodies to heighten the dramatic action False
Wagner’s operas employ the supernatural as an element of drama and glorify the German land and people True
The focal point of Wagnerian music drama is the voice False
Which of the following statements best characterizes Verdi’s Requiem? The Requiem was dedicated to the memory of the poet Manzoni.
Verdi’s Requiem was intended for performance in church. False
The Symbolist movement began in England. False
Impressionist artists abandoned the grandiose subjects of Romanticism. True
The goal of impressionistic music is sensuousness. True
Verdi’s most popular non-operatic composition is The Manzoni Requiem
Verdi is arguably the most popular opera composer of all time. True
Wagner’s only comic opera was Die Meistersingers von Nuremburg
Oratorios and settings of the Mass made their way into the concert hall by the nineteenth century. True
Wagner railed against all of the above
The leading composer in the Impressionist school was Claude Debussy. True
Although born to a Jewish family, this composer produced several remarkable oratorios. Felix Mendelssohn
Wagner’s crowning achievement was a set of 4 operas know collectively as The Ring of the Nibelung
Wagner eventually married the daughter of Franz Liszt
Wagner’s operas evolved into what he referred to as music dramas
Oratorios and settings of the Mass made their way into the concert hall by the nineteenth century. true
Impressionistic music has no equivalent in the visual arts. false
Verdi’s Ave Maria from his “Four Sacred Pieces” is based on the enigmatic scale
Wagner’s operas have elements of all of the above
The opera that first brought fame and recognition to Verdi was nabucco
Wagner’s most ardent supporter and patron was King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Wagner called the art form that he developed music dramas
Which of the following was the Paris-based Russian ballet impresario who commissioned Stravinsky to write several ballets? Diaghilev
Which of the following best describes the form of a blues text? A-A-B
William Grant Still moved to Los Angeles and composed music for television. True
Stravinsky enlarged the orchestra for The Rite of Spring by increasing the number of wind and percussion instruments. true
The Russian composer Igor Stravinsky lived for many years in France and eventually became a U.S. citizen. true
Louis Armstrong was also known as: Satchmo
What is a bent, or “blue,” note? a note whose pitch drops slightly
Which instrument did Louis Armstrong play? trumpet
Stravinsky’s ballets all achieved immediate popularity with their audiences. false
Stravinsky’s greatest contribution to the art music of the twentieth century is thought to be his development of the twelve-tone method. false
The Rite of Spring is subtitled “Scenes of Pagan Russia”
Stravinsky lived and worked for nearly 20 years in France. true
A young man of European heritage who spent his early years in New Orleans and later wrote music that reflected his observations of the rhythmic traditional African-American music practiced there was Louis M. Gottschalk
The instrumentation of William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony calls for tenor banjo. true
What American city could be considered the birthplace of jazz? new orleans
Stravinsky eventually settled in Canada and become a Canadian citizen false
The leading female vocalist of the Swing Era was billie holliday
Duke Ellington was noted as a all of these
_____________ was an important city in the development of jazz. all of these
The following is regarded as the MOST influential pioneer by today’s jazz trumpeters. louis armstrong
Which American jazz composer was also a pianist and a master of orchestration for big bands? Duke Ellington
William Grant Still was the most important musical voice to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance. true
William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony uses only traditional harmonic practice. false
Each movement of William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony has an epigraph, suggesting the emotions expressed in that movement. true
This form of jazz was the popular music in America during the 1930’s & 1940’s. swing
What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for? swing
Stravinsky’ early ballet scores, The Firebird, Petrushka, and The Rite of Spring were strongly nationalistic. true
Because most musicals now seem dated, revivals have been largely unsuccessful. False
Summertime is a lively song that suggests the excitement of summer. False
Which of the following composers invented the prepared piano? John Cage
George Gershwin’s folk opera ___________ was far ahead of its time. Porgy and Bess
Irving Berlin’s first hit song was: Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Which of the following works by John Cage has no musical content and can be performed by anyone on any instrument? 4’33”
John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes evoke the sounds of: the Javanese gamelan
George Gershwin is recognized as one of the first American composers to: incorporate African American blues and jazz styles into his compositions.
Prior to each performance for John Cage’s prepared piano, materials are inserted between the strings entirely at random. False
Revueltas’s mature compositional style features: complex rhythms, including polyrhythms and ostinatos.
Aaron Copland studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris True
Porgy & Bess was set in Charleston, South Carolina
In his piece, Black Angels, Crumb calls for a number of percussion instruments in addition to the string quartet. true
Copland is generally recognized as America’s nationalistic composer. true
Ira Gershwin was George Gershwin’s C & D
Recordings of commonplace sounds that are modified electronically and organized into an electronic composition are referred to as musique concrete
In his music, George Crumb explores alternative forms of notation. true
An early pioneer in the field of Experimental Music was Edgard Varese
The dates for the post-modernist period are none of the above
Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common man” was written in response to the entry of the United States into WWII.
The librettist for Doctor Atomic is: Peter Sellars
Williams’ Raiders March is in standard march form. True
Most Hollywood films use music to establish an overall mood, not to reflect the emotional content of a given scene. false
Jennifer Higdon’s performance background is as a flutist. true
The term tintinnabulation refers to: the ringing of bells
Pärt’s Cantate Domino canticum novum uses a psalm for its text. true
In film, music that can be heard by a character on the screen is called underscoring. false
Bob Dylan has performed his songs with guitar accompaniment throughout his career to pay homage to the tradition of folk music. false
Which of the following characterizes the career of John Williams? all of the above
Higdon chose the title blue cathedral as a tribute to: her brother
Which nineteenth-century composer was the inspiration for unity in film music through the use of leitmotifs ? Wagner
John Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for On the Transmigration of Souls. true
Which of the following compositions by Corigliano received an Academy Award? the red violin
After Arvo Pärt emigrated to the West, he devoted his compositional output to: religious choral music
Music that is performed on screen and is part of the drama itself is called: source music
Who wrote the opera Nixon in China? John Adams
Minimalism has been assimilated by some “nonclassical” musicians. true
Tintinnabulation is associated with the music of John Corigliano. false
Arvo Pärt is a member of what religion? russian orthodox
Which of the following characterizes the career of John Williams? all of the above
The term tintinnabulation refers to: the ringing of bells
Jennifer Higdon currently teaches at her Alma Mater, the Curtis Institute. true
Unlike many contemporary works, melody is an important element in a Jennifer Higdon composition. true
“Fur Alina” was one of Arvo Pärt’s earliest compositions in his later minimalist style. true
“Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by Adams is an example of what compositional style? minimalism
Arvo Pärt was born in: estonia
Repetition is an important element of minimalism. true