Music appreciation

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1. 

who was a widely loved nationalist opera composer ?

 

Giuseppe verdi

 
2. 

What is NOT a well-known Verdi opera ?

 

Carmen

 
3. 

richard Wagner's first operatic success was a grand opera entitled

 

Rienzi

 
4. 

in addition to composing music, who was an important writer ?

 

wagner

 
5. 

in the ring cycle, who is the father of gods ?

 

Wotan

 
6. 

who was NOT a composer of Italian opera in the late Romantic era ?

 

Georges Bizet

 
7. 

who is NOT an opera by Giacomo Puccini ?

 

Pagliacci

 
8. 

Puccini's what ends tragically ?

 

Madame Butterfly

 
9. 

The two principa centers of nineteenth-century ballet were ?

 

France and Russia

 
10. 

Peter Tchaikovsky was famous for his ?

 

ballets

 
11. 

Tchaikovsky's fanciful ballet about a child's Christmas gift and dreams of exortic people and places is called ?

 

The nutcracker.

 
12. 

What is the movement that, along with post-romanticism, ushered in the twentieth-century ?

 

Impressionism

 
13. 

Who was a dynamic composer and conductor who seved as director of both Vienna Opera and the New York Philharmonic ?

 

Gustav Mahler

 
14. 

Gustav Mahler;s song of the Earth sets text by ?

 

a chinese poet

 
15. 

Impressionism was a style cultivated principally in ?

 

Paris

 
16. 

Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works of ?

 

Claude debussy

 
17. 

The expressionist movement originated in ?

 

Germany

 
18. 

the melody in twelve-tone music is called ?

 

a tone row

 
19. 

the element that most decisively separated twentieth-century music from that of the past was ?

 

harmony

 
20. 

in what ways did the Non-Western arts infuence twentieth-century western arts ?

 

- western artists sought the spontaneity of primitive art.

- the abstraction of African sculpture influences Western painters.

- Non-Western rhythms were adopted by Western composers.

 
21. 

The program of Debussy's Prelude to "the Afternoon of the rFaun" evokes a pagan landscape of ?

 

a mythological creature.