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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.