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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
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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
 
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 
 
France
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
 
Water
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
 
Ballet
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 
 
Pulcinella 
The twentieth- century artistic movement that stressed intense, subjective emotion was calledf
1 impressionism 
2 primitivism 
3 expressionism
4 neoclassicism 
 
expressionism. 
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
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Argentina
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
4serialism
 
Seralism 
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 
 
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 
 
Argentina 
Phillip Glass's Einstein on the beach is an example of _____ music 
1. Electronic 
2 minimalist 
3 chance
4 quotation 
 
Minimalist
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
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