Intro To Music Final

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1.  The ______ became the most important genre of orchestral music during the Romantic era.
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2.  The German term for the art song is:
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3.  The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was:
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4.  Which composer is know as "the poet of piano"?
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5.  The 19th century composer whose entire compositional output center around the piano was:
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6.  The term tempo rubato means:
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7.  Which composer is generally considered the greatest pianist and showman of the Romantic era?
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8.  Who was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?
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9.  Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called ______ music.
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10.  The Dies Irae is:
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11.  Who was the first Bohemian composer to achieve international prominence?
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12.  Smetana's My Country is
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13.  "The Mighty Five" were composers from
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14.  Grieg's "Peer Gynt" is:
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15.  Borodin's "Prince Igor" is
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16.  Which young composer did Robert and Clara Schumann take in their home?
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17.  Brahms is often described as ______, because of his use of forms of the Classical masters.
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18.  Dvorak wrote his New World symphony while living in:
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19.  While teaching in America, Devorak developed a particular forness for:
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20.  A large-scale work in several movements for solo instrument and orchestra is called:
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21.  In the 19th century, where did serious American musicians complete their studies?
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22.  In her career, Amy Cheney Bach distinguished herself as:
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23.  Opera that featured huge choruses, elaborate dance scenes, ornate costumes and scenery, and serious historical plots is called:
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24.  Which of the following was a widely loved nationalist opera composer?
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25.  La Scala, the famous opera house where Verdi's operas were performed, is in:
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26.  Verdi's opera Nabucco was hugely popular in Italy because it:
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27.  Which of the following is not a well-known Verdi opera?
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28.  In what language was Verdi's Rigoletto written?
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29.  Who was the source of Verdi's inspiration for Rigoletto?
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30.  The ensemble that follows "La donna e mobile" in Act III of Rigoletto is a:
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31.  Who dies at the end of Rigoletto?
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32.  After Italian indepedence Verdi was elected to ________ and was considered a national hero
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33.  Verdi's Aida could be viewed as an example of exoticism as an example of ________ setting.
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34.  Which composer has been considered to be the single most important phenomenon in the artistic life of the latter half of the 19th century?
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35.  Wagner chose to base his stories on
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36.  Wagner's cycle of four music dramas is called
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37.  Wagner called his operas
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38.  The principal themes in Wagner's operas, which recur throughput a work and carry specific meanings, are called
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39.  Who are the Valkiries from Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung?
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40.  The story of Bizet's Carmen presents a romanticized view of ___________ culture
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41.  Which of the following is the Cuban dance song that Bizet set as an aria in Carmen?
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42.  In her aria "Un bel di" from Madame Butterfly, Cio-cio-San sings of:
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43.  Verismo was a late Romantic movement in opera which sought to:
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44.  Which of the following Russian composers was famous for his ballets?
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45.  The post-Romantic era lasted from approximately:
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46.  The movement that, along with post-Romanticism, ushered in the 20th century was known as:
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47.  ____________ was a dynamic composer and conductor who served as director of both the Vienna Opera and the New York Philharmonic
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48.  It is thought that Mahler's conversion to Catholicism was prompted primarily:
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49.  The leader of the Impressionist painters is considered to have been:
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50.  Which of the following best describes the works of the Impressionist painters?
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51.  Impressionism was a style cultivated principally in
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52.  The post-Romantic movement in poetry that revolted against traditional modes of expression was called:
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53.  Impressionism in music is best exemplified by the works of:
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54.  Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Impressionist music?
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55.  The program of Debussy's Prelude to "The Afternoon of a Faun" evokes:
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56.  The artistic trends of the early 20th century can be best characterized as:
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57.  In which country did the Expressionist movement originate?
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58.  The early-twentieth-century style that sought to revive certain principles and forms of earlier music was:
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59.  The melody in 12-tone music is called a
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60.  The emphasis on rhythm brought the _________ section of the orchestra into greater prominence
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61.  Of the following, which describes formalism?
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62.  The Rite of Spring opened in Paris 1913 to:
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63.  Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale is a/an
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64.  Which element could be considered the most innovative in The Rite of Spring?
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65.  Atonality may be characterized by:
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66.  Schoenberg experimented with the idea of tone-color melody, or shifting each note of a melody to a different instrument. He called this:
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67.  Berg's opera Wozzeck is best described as an example of
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68.  Which was the more radical of Schoenberg's famous students?
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69.  The term total serialism is most appropriately associated with the music of:
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70.  The Hungarian composer who combined native folk music characteristics with main currents of European music was:
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71.  The comparative study of musics of the world is called:
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72.  Which 19th century American composer is best remembered for his popular ballads and minstrel show tunes?
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73.  Who is America's greatest bandmaster?
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74.  While composing in his spare time, Charles Ives made his living as a/an
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75.  In his early years, W.G. Still was associated with which artistic movement?
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76.  Copland's Billy the Kid is a/an
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77.  Son is a Latin American term which refers to:
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78.  The tradition of mariachi music comes from which country?
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79.  What American composer is know as the king of ragtime?
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80.  What is a bent, or "blue" note?
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81.  Scott Joplin was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his opera:
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82.  What American city is considered the birthplace of jazz?
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83.  What kind of jazz is Duke Ellington known for?
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84.  George Gershwin was one of the first white American composers to:
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85.  What is considered to be America's unique contribution to world theatre?
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86.  In the 1950's serial form of music was
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87.  A compositional style in which some details are left to chance or to the performer's choice is known as:
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88.  Which does NOT characterize Messiaen's Quartet for the end of time?
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89.  What compositional technique is employed in Notations?
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90.  Who invented the prepared piano?
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91.  The gamelan is an important music ensemble in
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92.  The works of Gyorgy Ligeti gained international fame when the were included in the soundtrack of the film:
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93.  Micropolyphony is associated with the music:
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94.  Bright Sheng's integration of nation styles is influenced by works of:
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95.  A raga is a starting point for music in
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96.  Music that is performed on screen and is part of the drama itself is called
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97.  Of the following, what does NOT characterize the career of John Williams?
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98.  Music made up of natural sounds that are recorded and then altered is called:
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99.  A new musical instrument developed in the second half of the 20th century that combines sound generators with sound modifiers is called:
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