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The most famous riot in music history occured in Paris in 1913 at the first performance of
1. Arnold Schoenberg's Gurrelieder
2 Igor Stravinsky's the rite of spring
3. Richard Wagner's Siegfried.
4 Igor stravinsky's les Noces


Igor Stravinsky's The rite of Spring


All of the following composers worked in the Early Years of the Twentieth Century Except
1. Arnold Schoenberg
2. Claude Debussy.
3 Igor Stravinsky
4 hector Berlioz


Hector Berlioz


In the twentieth- century music
1. String players are sometimes called on to use the wood instead of the hair on their brows
2. Percussion instruments have become very prominent and numberous
3 Dissonance has been emancipated
4. All answers are correct


All answers are correct


The absence of key or tonality in a musical composition is know as
1. Polytonality
2 Ostinato
3 A tone Cluster
4 Atonality




The first significant atonal pieces were composed around 1908 by
1. Igor Stravinsky.
2 Claude Debussy.
3. Arnold Schoenberg
4 Aaron Copland


Arnold Schoenberg


Impressionist painting and symbolist poetry as artistic movements originated in
1. Bohemia
2 England
3 France
4 Austria




The most important impressionist composer was
1. Richard Wagner
2 Bela Bartok
3. Arnold Schoenberg
4 Claude Debussy


Claude Debussy


The term impressionist derived from a critic's derogatory reaction to impression: Sunrise, a painting by
1. Claude Debussy
2. Camille Pissarro
3 Claude Monet
4 Auguste Renoir


Claude Monet


The impressionist painters were particularly obsessed with portraying
1. Water
2 Religious scenes.
3 Scenes of ancient glories
4 Battle scenes




Debussy's music tends to
1. Sound Free and almost improvisational
2. Have a strong sense of tonality
3 affirm the key very noticeably
4. Use the full orchestra for massive effects


Sound free and almost improvisational


In order to " drown the sense of tonality," Debussy
1. Turned to the medieval church modes
2. Borrowed pentatonic scales from Javanese Music
3. Developed the whole tone scale.
4 All answers are correct


All answers are correct


Rave's Borefo orgiginated as
1 piano
2 ballet
3 entrance
4 student




Neoclassical compostins are characterized by
1. Forms and stylistic features of earlier periods
2 whole tone scales
3 harsh dissonances
4 the use of twelve tone system


Forms and stylistic features of earlier periods.


Neoclassicism was a reaction against
1 Romanticism and impression
2. Humanism
3 Classicism
4 traditional forms


Romanticism and impressionism


The painter who designed the sets for stravinsky's pulcinella, and who went through a pharase that showed the influence of ancient greek art.
1. Pablo Picasso
2 Henn Matisse
3 Edvard Munch
4. Ernst Kirchner


Edvard Munch


The famous riot in 1913 was caused by the first performance of stravinsky's ballet
1. Pulcinella
2 The Rite of Spring
3 The fairy's kiss
4 agon


The Rite of Spring


Which of the following ballets is not from stravinsky's russian period?
1 The rite of spring
2 The firebird
3 Pulcinella
4 Petrushka




The twentieth- century artistic movement that stressed intense, subjective emotion was calledf
1 impressionism
2 primitivism
3 expressionism
4 neoclassicism




Expressionism as an artistic movement was largely centered in
1. The untied states
2 Germany and Austria
3 Spain
4 Norway


Germany and Austria


Expressionist Painters, writers, and composers used ___ to assualt and shock their audience
1 Pastel colors
2 Deliberate distortions
3 Clearly defined forms
4 Vague nature scenes


Deliberate distortions


Expressionist composers
1. Contributed many patriotic songs to the war effort.
2 Avoided tonality and traditional chord progressions
3 tried to capture atmosphere with rich, sensuous harmonies and pleasant subjects.
4 All answers are correct


Avoided tonality and traditional chord progressions.


Alban Berg and Anton Webern were Arnold Schoenberg's
1. Teachers
2 Jealous rivals
3. Predecessors.
4 Students




An errily expressive kind of declamation midway between song and speech, introduced durign the expressionist period, is
1. Stile rappresentativo
2. Bel Canto.
3 Pierrot Lunaire
4 Sprechstimme




The text of A survivor from Warsaw
1 Was written by schoenberg
2. Is partly based on a direct report of a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto
3. Is set to a kind of speech- singing
4 all answers are correct.


All answers are correct


Shostakovich, Prokofiev and other leading Soviet composers
1 All enjoyed a trouble-free relationship with soviet authorities
2 Completely followed communist part mandates for the writing of music
3 were periodically accused of following "the cult of atonality, dissoncance, and discord" and their compositions
4 Were rewarded by being made communist officials


Werre periodically accused of following " the cult


After graduating from Yale, Charles Ives
1. Went into the insurance business
2 Began playing the trumpet professionally.
3 began teaching
4 went into professional athletics


went into the insurance business


Charles Ive's music contains elements of
1 Revival hymns and ragtime.
2 Patriotic songs and barn dances
3 village bands and church choirs.
4 all answers are correct


all answers are correct


Putnam's camp, redding, connecticut, is a child's impression of
1 a summer camp
2 a fourth of july picnic
3 a finishing trip
4 army life in the war


A fourth of july picnic


George Gershwin grew up in
1New york, new york
2 Charleston, South Carolina
3 Anatevka, Russia
4 Paris, France


New York, New York


George Gerswin usually collaborated with the lyricist
1 Jerome Kern
2 Irving Berlin.
3 Paul Whiteman.
4 Ira Gershwin


Ira gershwin


Porgy and Bess is an
1. Broadway musical
2 Popular song.
3 Rhapsody for piano
4. opera




Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue Opens with
1. a solo flute
2. The full orchestra
3 a muted trumpet
4 a solo clarinet


a solo clarinet


Aaron Copland was born in
1. Brooklyn, New York
2 The Appalachian MOuntains
3 Anatevka, russia
4 Paris, France


Brooklyn, New York


Aaron Copland
s name has become synonymous with American musci because of his use of
1 Revival hymns, cowboy songs, and other folk tunes.
2 Jazz, blues, and ragtime elements.
3. Subjects from american folklore.
4 All answers are correct


All answers are correct.


Which of the following works was not composed by Aaron Copland?
1 Appalachian Spring
2 Connotations for orchestra
3 an american in paris
4 a lincoln portrait


An american in paris


Appalachian Spring originated as
1 program symphony.
2 song cycle
3 chamber opera
4 ballet score


ballet score


Copland depicted " scenes of daily activity for the Bride and her Farmer- husband: in Appalachian Spring through
1. Five varitions on the shaker melody simple gifts
2 intensely dissonant passages and humorous offbeat accents.
3 Strings softly singing a hymnlike melody.
4 a joyful dance tune that is american in flavor


Five variations on the shaker melody simple gifts.


Alberto Ginastera, one of the most prominent Latin- American composers of the 20th century, was born in
1. Panama.
2 Brazil
3 Argentina
4 Peru




One of Ginastera's Early works, Estancia Suite, is
1 A twelve tone composition which makes use of many of the expressionist techniques
2 Nationalistic and uses Argentinian folk material, including popular dances
3 very similar to works by Impressionistic composers in his use of tone color and harmony
4 considered the first example of primitivism by a latin- american composer


Nationistic and uses argentinian folk material, including popular dances


Twelve- tone compostional techniques used to organize rhythm, dynammic, tone color and other dmensions of music
1 chance music
2 minimalism
3 klangfarbenmelodie




In chance, or aleatory music the composer
1 takes chance on which performers will perform the work
2. Chooses pitches, tone colors, and rhythms by random methods
3 writes a rhythmic patter but leaves it to the performer to de3termine the actual pitches
4 writes the music ina traditional manner, but allows the recording engineer to make electronic changes


chooses pitches, tone colors, and rhythms by random method


An example of aleatoric music
1 Arnold schoenberg's gurrelieder for orchestra.
2 Igor stravinsk'ys soldiers tale for chamber ensemble
3 John Cage's Imaginary Landsscape No. 4 For twelve radios
4 Charles Ive's fourth symphony for orchestra


John Cage's Imaginary Landscape no. 4 for twelve radios


Minimalist music is characterized by
1 the development of musical material through rnadom methods
2 rapidly changing dynamics and textures.
3 a steady pulse, clear tonality, and insistent repetition of short melodic patterns
4 the use of twelve- tone techniques to organize the dimensions of music


A stead pulse, clear tonality, and insistent repetition of short melodic patterns j


Intervals smaller than the half step are called
1 Quartertones
2 Tone clusters
3 Macrotones
4 Microtones




Around 1940, John Cage invented the prepared piano, a
1 electronic keyboard capabel of producing many percussive sounds
2 Grandpiano complet with flowers, cnadelbra, and elaborate decorations
3 grandpiano whose sound is altered by objects such as bolts, screws
4 ensemble of percussion instruments.


Grand piano whose sound is altered by objects.


Piazzolla Grew up in New York City but was born in
1. Argentina
2 Brazil
3 Italy.
4 France




Phillip Glass's Einstein on the beach is an example of _____ music
1. Electronic
2 minimalist
3 chance
4 quotation




Ellen Taffee Zwilich's Concerto Grosso 1985 is an example of
1 total serialism.
2 Quotation music
3 minimalism
4 chance music


quotation music


John adam's Short ride in a fast machine is scored for a
1 prepared piano
2mezzosoprano, oboe, mandolin, harp, percussion, and electric piano
3 sound engineer, a femal vocalist, five instrumentalist, and a violin soloist
4 large symphonic orchestra and two synthesizers


large symphonic orchestra and two synthesizers


Ellen Taafe Zwilich is a
1 Pulizter prize - winning american composer.
2 concertizing pianist
3 celbrated operatic soprano
4 promoter of young, upcoming american musicians


pulizter prize- winning American composer