Music Flashcards

prelude 5

Orchestration was of little value in nineteenth-century composition. False
Which is NOT a new instrument added to the Romantic orchestra? french horn
Romantic harmony is best described as: chromatic and treated expressively.
Symphonies by Romantic composers are shorter than those of the Classical era. false
Romantic composers rarely used dynamic markings and other expressive comments in their scores to communicate their intentions to musicians. false
Romantic melody is best described as: lyrical and singable
Who was NOT a woman composer of the Romantic era? George Sand
Music conservatories appeared in the Americas in the nineteenth century. true
Nineteenth-century composers sought to make their instruments “sing.” true
The Industrial Revolution produced more refined, but also more expensive, musical instruments. false
Niccolò Paganini was: a virtuoso violinist
Musicians and composers achieved a higher social status during the Romantic era than in the Classical era. true
Which of the following is NOT typical of Romantic music? smaller orchestras
Which of the following women was critical to the success of Chopin? George Sand
Nationalistic feelings inspired composers to incorporate folk songs and dances from their native lands into their works. true
Which is NOT considered a work with an “exotic” narrative? moldau
Tchaikovsky’s music for the Nutcracker ballet is entirely nationalistic. false
Which role did women NOT generally play in Romantic society? conductors
Adolphe Sax was a famous inventor of musical instruments who revolutionized the key mechanisms on brass instruments. true
The French Revolution fostered the rise of a middle-class society. true
Which of the following works was inspired by a painting? Liszt’s Faust
Robert Schuman was a composer as well as a: pianist, conductor, and critic

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