Test 3

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1. 

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
s

 

Igor Stravinsky's The rite of Spring

 
2. 

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

 
3. 

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

 
4. 

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

 

Atonality

 
5. 

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

 

Arnold Schoenberg

 
6. 

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

 

France

 
7. 

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

 

Claude Debussy

 
8. 

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

 
9. 

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

 

Water

 
10. 

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

 
11. 

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

 
12. 

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

 

Ballet

 
13. 

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.

 
14. 

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

 

Romanticism and impressionism

 
15. 

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

 
16. 

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

 
17. 

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

 

Pulcinella

 
18. 

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

 

expressionism.

 
19. 

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

 

Germany and Austria

 
20. 

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

 
21. 

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.

 
22. 

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

 

Students

 
23. 

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

 

Sprechstimme

 
24. 

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

 
25. 

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

 
26. 

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

 
27. 

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

 
28. 

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

 
29. 

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

 

New York, New York

 
30. 

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

 

Ira gershwin

 
31. 

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

 

Opera

 
32. 

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

 
33. 

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

 

Brooklyn, New York

 
34. 

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.

 
35. 

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

 
36. 

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

 

ballet score

 
37. 

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.

 
38. 

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

 

Argentina

 
39. 

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

 
40. 

Twelve- tone compostional techniques used to organize rhythm, dynammic, tone color and other dmensions of music
1 chance music
2 minimalism
3 klangfarbenmelodie
4serialism

 

Seralism

 
41. 

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

 
42. 

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

 
43. 

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

 
44. 

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

 

Microtones

 
45. 

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.

 
46. 

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

 

Argentina

 
47. 

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

 

Minimalist

 
48. 

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

 

quotation music

 
49. 

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

 
50. 

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