Music Flashcards

Music Appreciation Chapters 57-61

False African American composer William Grant Still did not study classical music.
Stride The insistent bass in the last movement of William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano resembles which jazz piano style?
Little Rock, Arkansas Where did William Grant Still grow up?
Alice Walker Which of the following artists is NOT associated with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s?
Suite for Violin and Piano Which of these William Grant Still works was in part inspired by the sculpture African Dancer, by Richmond Barthé?
True William Grant Still was a representative of the Harlem Renaissance movement.
The Harlem Renaissance William Grant Still was an important voice for _____.
True William Grant Still wrote film and TV music as well as operas and symphonies.
True William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony was the first symphony by an African-American composer to be performed by a major American orchestra.
True William Grant Still’s Suite for Violin and Piano has several musical qualities found in the blues.
An American in Paris During his brief stay in France, Gershwin wrote _____.
True George Gershwin is known for his songs that draw on ragtime, blues, and jazz.
True George Gershwin sold sheet music on New York’s Tin Pan Alley.
False George Gershwin was encouraged by Nadia Boulanger to perfect his classical training.
True George Gershwin’s instrumental works reflect a merger of jazz elements and European concert tradition.
True George Gershwin’s social status allowed him opportunities as a white musician that black musicians could not enjoy in the 1920s.
South Carolina Where is George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess set?
Porgy and Bess Which of George Gershwin’s works is considered a “folk opera”?
His music was not popular at the time he composed it Which of the following is an INCORRECT statement that describes an aspect of George Gershwin’s career?
Swanee Which of the following is considered George Gershwin’s first “big hit”?
Aaron Copland Billy the Kid, Rodeo, and Appalachian Spring are ballets by _____.
Wind band Country Band March is arranged for _____.
True Aaron Copland used early American songs in his works.
True America’s vernacular traditions also included music for brass bands.
Insurance saleman Charles Ives made a living as a(n) _____.
True Copland collaborated with Martha Graham in his work Appalachian Spring.
False Copland did not cite an American traditional hymn in his ballet Appalachian Spring.
False Copland’s ballet Billy the Kid was composed to be a portrayal of Pennsylvanian life.
Concord Sonata One of Ives’s best-known works for piano is _____.
New England The source of inspiration for Charles Ives’s music was rooted in the traditions of which region of America?
Large brass band A guitarrón is a _____.
True Revueltas incorporated folkloric rhythms in his music.
True Revueltas’s Homenaje is for a chamber ensemble with piano, winds, strings, and percussion.
True Strong feelings of patriotism arose in Mexico after the revolution in 1910.
Spanish poet killed by the Fascist The man that Revueltas is honoring in Homenaje was a _____.
False The mariachi ensemble originated in Spain.
Mexican mariachi bands The orchestration in Revueltas’s Son emulates the sound of _____.
Mexican mestizo dance music The rhythm of Revueltas’s Homage to Federico García Lorca is characteristic of _____.
True The third movement, Son, from Homenaje a Federico García Lorca, is based on a traditional dance form.
Federico García Lorca Which of the following was NOT considered a Mexican nationalist?
True Béla Bartók collected traditional songs for Hungary.
Hungarian Béla Bartók is associated with the _____ school.
Collecting folk music of Hungary Bartók and fellow composer Zoltán Kodály are known for _____.
False Bartók avoided Classical forms.
Five How many movements make up Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra?
True Neo-Classical composers looked to eras before the Romantic era for inspiration.
Russian school Sergei Prokofiev is associated with the _____.
Oboe The instrument heard in the opening melody of the fourth movement of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is a(n) _____.
Dmitri Shostakovich Which composer’s music does Bartók quote in the fourth movement of Concerto for Orchestra?
The timbre is reminiscent of the Romantic orchestral sound. Which of the following does NOT describe Bartók’s Interrupted Intermezzo from his Concerto for Orchestra?

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