Music Flashcards

Quiz 5-Romantic Period

Nonprogram music is also known as _____________ music.concertabsolutepuresymphonic absolute
Liszt created the ______________, a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.symphonic poemconcert overturepiano concertosonata symphonic poem
Which of the following composers is not associated with the romantic period?Robert SchumannFrédéric ChopinGiuseppe VerdiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Romanticism, as a stylistic period in Western music, encompassed the years ______.1450-16001750-18201600-17501820-1900 1820-1900
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky ______.-was a child prodigy, learning music at an early age-began to study music theory at the age of twenty-one-studied music theory and violin as a teenager-preferred his government position to music -began to study music theory at the age of twenty-one
An orchestra toward the end of the romantic period might include close to ______ musicians.100602440 100
Which of the following is not characteristic of romanticism?-An interest in exoticism and the past-An enthusiasm for the culture of the Middle Ages-An emphasis on balance and clarity of structures-A fascination with fantasy -An emphasis on balance and clarity of structures
Which of the following is not true of Robert Schumann’s works?-They are intensely autobiographical.-They are frequently lyrical in nature.-They are usually linked with descriptive titles, texts, or programs.-They are all written for the piano. -They are all written for the piano.
The Fantastic Symphony reflects Berlioz’s ______.-experiences in Rome-love for the actress Harriet Smithson-intense nationalism-interest in composing for small, intimate ensembles -love for the actress Harriet Smithson
Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as ______.exoticismprogram musicnationalismverismo exoticism
The composer who developed the symphonic poem was ______.Franz LisztLudwig van BeethovenFranz SchubertRichard Strauss Franz Liszt
All of the following romantic composers were also virtuoso instrumentalists giving solo recitals except ______.Hector BerliozClara Wieck SchumannNiccolò PaganiniFranz Liszt Hector Berlioz
Which of the following statements is not true of the romantic art song?-Composers sought to make hte music bring out the meaning and atmosphere of the text.-The art song is restricted to strophic form.-A song cycle is a set of romantic art songs that may be unified by a story line that runs through the poems, or by musical ideas linking the songs.-The accompaniment of a romantic art song is an integral part of the composer’s conception, and it serves as an interpretive partner to the voice. The art song is restricted to strophic form.
The German composers of art songs favored, among others, the lyric poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and ______.Heinrich HeineWilliam WordsworthVictor HugoWalt Whitman Heinrich Heine
A short musical idea associated with a person, object, or thought, used by Richard Wagner in his operas, is called ______.liedspeech-songleitmotifunending melody leitmotif
A ____________ is an instrumental composition in several movements based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.program symphonynocturneconcert overturepolonaise program symphony
A slight holding back or pressing forward of tempo in music is known as ______.fermatarubatoritardandoaccelerando rubato
The movement in opera known as verismo is best exemplified by ______.Claudio MonteverdiRichard WagnerWolfgang Amadeus MozartGiacomo Puccini Giacomo Puccini
Johannes Brahms ______.-was a violinist who performed Clara Schumann’s compositions-was a close friend of Clara and Robert Schumann-was an admirer of Robert Schumann, but never met him-married Clara Schumann after her husband died was a close friend of Clara and Robert Schumann
A ________________ is a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.program symphonysymphonic poemnocturnemazurka symphonic poem
What is program music?-Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene-All answers are correct.-Vocal music that tells a story-Music that depicts aspects of nature -Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene
An artistic trend of the 1890s, in which operas dealt with ordinary people and true-to-life situations, was known as ______.Cavalleria rusticanaopera seriaexoticismverismo verismo
The deliberate intent to draw creative inspiration from the composer’s own homeland is known as ______.individualismnationalismexoticismverismo nationalism
Liszt abandoned his career as a traveling virtuoso to become court conductor at __________, where he championed works by contemporary composers.RomeParisBudapestWeimar Weimar
The ___________ is a dance in triple meter that originated as a stately processional for the Polish nobility.mazurkawaltzpolkapolonaise polonaise
Liszt’s piano works are characterized by ______.-an unprecedented range of dynamics-rapid octaves and daring leaps-arpeggios-All answers are correct. All answers are correct.
Which of the following is not a characteristic aspect of romanticism in literature and painting?FantasyEmotional restraintEmotional subjectivityExoticism Emotional restraint
Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene, popular during the romantic period, is called ______.absolute musicsymphonyoperaprogram music program music
Which of the following statements is not true?-Franz Schubert led a bohemian existence, living with friends because he had no money to rent a room of his own.-In addition to symphonies, operas, string quartets and other chamber works, Schubert composed over six hundred songs.-Schubert labored at great length over each of his compositions, which accounts for his small output.-At the time of his death, Schubert’s reputation was mainly that of a fine song composer. Schubert labored at great length over each of his compositions, which accounts for his small output.
The composer who had an overwhelming influence on the young Wagner was ______.Johannes BrahmsHector BerliozLudwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian Bach Ludwig van Beethoven
The soul of a Verdi opera is ______.extensive thematic developmentexpressive vocal melodyatmospheric orchestral partsthe situation comedy expressive vocal melody
An art song is a musical composition for ______.-multiple voices-All answers are correct.-solo voice and piano-solo voice and orchestra solo voice and piano
Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet is ______.-a ballet based on Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet-an early programmatic symphony inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s play-a medley of popular melodies taken from his opera of that name-a concert overture consisting of a slow introduction and a fast movement in sonata form -a concert overture consisting of a slow introduction and a fast movement in sonata form
Giuseppe Verdi mainly composed his operas ______.to glorify the singersfor his fellow composersfor the Italian musical eliteto entertain a mass public to entertain a mass public
A study piece, designed to help a performer master specific technical difficulties, is known as ______.a liedan étudea nocturnea polonaise an étude
The founder of Czech national music was ______.Antonin DvořákBedřich SmetanaBoris GodunovCésar Cui Bedřich Smetana
The form of The Erlking is ______.strophicmodified strophicthrough-composedNone of these through-composed
Brahms’s musical trademarks included ______.-the use of da capo arias-the use of two notes against three-bombastic flamboyance-All answers are correct. the use of two notes against three
A slow, lyrical, intimate composition for piano, associated with evening and nighttime, is the ______.nocturnewaltzetudemazurka nocturne
Brahms wrote masterpieces in many musical forms, but never any ______.chamber musicoperasart songschoral works operas

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