(5.) Music Hl/sl. 20th Century.

12 Questions  I  By IBLindman on April 5, 2011
IB Music quiz on the 20th century period.

  
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1.  20th century classical music was a lot about "breaking up"
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2.  Impressionism started in France as a rection against the German romantic tradition with overly epic and exuberant themes. Write down the last name of the main pioneer!
3.  Which one of the following composers are not associated with impressionism?
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4.  Concepts such as polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters and quarter tones were much used and experimented with by 20th century composers such as Charles Ives.
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5.  John Cage is associated with a particular type of piano playing, with its origins in futurism (music using experimental sounds, often from machinery). It is known as [...] piano.
6.  Another type of music, associated with the breaking of traditions, lack of sequence, lack of tonality, lack of balance and lack of cadence, is identified with Arnold Schoenberg and his atonal music. This type of music is known as ...
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7.  Expressionist music is often based on the psychology of the unconscious
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8.  Which of the following composers is not associated with expressionism?
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9.  Some composers of this period drew inspiration from 18th century music (Vienna classical) in many of their works (for instance, Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky). What is this type of music called?
10.  The style in which music is "stripped down" to its fundamental features, and small phrases are repeated in a continuous chain of sounds is known as ...
11.  Minimalists drew inspirations from (among others) the simplistic music style of Eric Satie. Notable minimalist composers include all the following except one. Which one?
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12.  The twelve-tone technique (also known as 12-tone serialism) was devised by [...] and used by many composers during the 20th century, including the inventor's own students Webern and Berg.
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