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  • 1. 
    Another name for ABA form with an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation is ___ form
    • A. 

      Rondo

    • B. 

      Sonata

    • C. 

      Binary

    • D. 

      Theme and variations


  • 2. 
    The first movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
    • A. 

      A moderate or fast movement in sonata form that sometimes has a slow introduction

    • B. 

      The fastest, lightest movement

    • C. 

      In minuet form and triple meter

    • D. 

      A slow movement with beautiful, relaxing melodies


  • 3. 
    The second movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
    • A. 

      In minuet form and triple meter

    • B. 

      A slow movement with beautiful, relaxing melodies

    • C. 

      The fastest, lightest movement

    • D. 

      A moderate or fast movement in sonata form that sometimes has a slow introduction


  • 4. 
    The third movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
    • A. 

      A moderate or fast movement in sonata form that sometimes has a slow introduction

    • B. 

      A slow movement with beautiful, relaxing melodies

    • C. 

      In minuet form and triple meter

    • D. 

      The fastest, lightest movement


  • 5. 
    The last movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
    • A. 

      A slow movement with beautiful, relaxing melodies

    • B. 

      In minuet form and triple meter

    • C. 

      The fastest, lightest movement

    • D. 

      A moderate or fast movement in sonata form that sometimes has a slow introduction


  • 6. 
    In sonata form, what is repeated in the recapitulation?
    • A. 

      The coda

    • B. 

      The first theme followed by all the other elements of the exposition

    • C. 

      Various themes from the development

    • D. 

      Only the second theme and cadence theme from the exposition


  • 7. 
    A coda:
    • A. 

      Is a closing section of a movement

    • B. 

      Is a crucial element of sonata form

    • C. 

      Is never used in theme and variations form

    • D. 

      Often appears at the beginning of a movement


  • 8. 
    The first movement of Symphony No. 95 in C minor is:
    • A. 

      A rondo

    • B. 

      In sonata form

    • C. 

      In minuet form

    • D. 

      In theme and variations form


  • 9. 
    Typically, the third movement of a four movement work in the Classical era would be
    • A. 

      Slow and lyrical

    • B. 

      In sonata form

    • C. 

      A minuet and trio

    • D. 

      In theme and variations form


  • 10. 
    The favorite featured instrument of the Classical sonata was the
    • A. 

      Piano

    • B. 

      Recorder

    • C. 

      Organ

    • D. 

      Harpsichord


  • 11. 
    How many movements does a Classical sonata generally have?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four


  • 12. 
    The form developed by Mozart for the first movement of a concerto is called ___ form
    • A. 

      Rondo

    • B. 

      Double-exposition

    • C. 

      Sonata

    • D. 

      Double-development


  • 13. 
    In the final section of the first movement of a Classical concerto, the soloist improvizes a solo passage called a:
    • A. 

      Recapitulation

    • B. 

      Coda

    • C. 

      Ritornello

    • D. 

      Cadenza


  • 14. 
    A traditional musical ensemble in Indonesia is called a
    • A. 

      Symphony

    • B. 

      Bopong

    • C. 

      Gamelan

    • D. 

      Gongan


  • 15. 
    Classical string quartets generally have ___ movements
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four


  • 16. 
    In the classical era the string quartet was intended to perform in:
    • A. 

      Small intimate gatherings

    • B. 

      Cathedrals

    • C. 

      Large concert halls

    • D. 

      Opera houses


  • 17. 
    Italian comic opera was called
    • A. 

      Arioso opera

    • B. 

      Ensemble opera

    • C. 

      Opera buffa

    • D. 

      Da capo opera


  • 18. 
    Beethoven wrote music in both the ___ and ___ styles
    • A. 

      Classical; Romantic

    • B. 

      Classica; Baroque

    • C. 

      Baroque; Romantic

    • D. 

      Romantic; Medieval


  • 19. 
    What European political figure inspired Beethoven in his composing the Eroica Symphony?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      King George of England

    • C. 

      Emperor Franz Joseph II

    • D. 

      Napoleon Bonaparte


  • 20. 
    Which genre is Beethoven most closely associated?
    • A. 

      Cantata

    • B. 

      Symphony

    • C. 

      Opera

    • D. 

      Oratorio


  • 21. 
    The scherzo, a fast, triple meter movement evolved from the
    • A. 

      Minuet

    • B. 

      Rondo

    • C. 

      Oratorio

    • D. 

      Sonata


  • 22. 
    All of the following are characteristics of Beethoven's symphonic compositional style EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Rhythmic drive

    • B. 

      Motive consistency

    • C. 

      Disregard for Classical Forms

    • D. 

      Psychological progression during a work


  • 23. 
    From what condition did Beethoven suffer?
    • A. 

      Paralysis

    • B. 

      Deafness

    • C. 

      Blindness

    • D. 

      Mental illness


  • 24. 
    Who provided the Romantics with the ideal of the individual and was considered the ideological father of the French revolution?
    • A. 

      Jean Jacques Rousseau

    • B. 

      Ludwig van Beethoven

    • C. 

      Franz Schubert

    • D. 

      Victor Hugo


  • 25. 
    Which is true of Romantic composers such as Beethoven, Liszt and Verdi?
    • A. 

      They avoided all involvement in political and social revolution, feeling that music transcended politics

    • B. 

      People used their music to promote revolutionary movements, but the composers did not associate themselves with such movements

    • C. 

      They wanted to promote emotional expression without disrupting the established social order

    • D. 

      As rebels against the social order, they associated themselves with revolutionary and libertarian politics


  • 26. 
    Increasingly, the focal point for the performance of Romantic music was the
    • A. 

      Court

    • B. 

      Concert hall

    • C. 

      Church

    • D. 

      Chamber music salon


  • 27. 
    The musical term applied to flexibility in rhythm is
    • A. 

      Rubato

    • B. 

      Rallentando

    • C. 

      Ritardando

    • D. 

      Accelerando


  • 28. 
    Compared to the Classical orchestra the typical Romantic orchestra was
    • A. 

      Smaller but had new stringed instruments

    • B. 

      Larger, adding instruments such as the piano to the continuo section

    • C. 

      Larger but had fewer different kinds of instruments

    • D. 

      Larger and blended tone colors in new ways


  • 29. 
    The important new member of the Romantic orchestra was the
    • A. 

      Continuo player

    • B. 

      Conductor

    • C. 

      Concertmaster

    • D. 

      Moderator


  • 30. 
    Music without singing but derived from a poem, story, or other literary source is called
    • A. 

      Program music

    • B. 

      A romantic symphony

    • C. 

      Thematic transformation

    • D. 

      Gesamtkunstwerk


  • 31. 
    Who was not a romantic composer?
    • A. 

      Roberet Schumann

    • B. 

      Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    • C. 

      Franz Schubert

    • D. 

      Frederic Chopin


  • 32. 
    The lied is a type of
    • A. 

      Opera aria

    • B. 

      Concert overture

    • C. 

      Grandoise Romantic composition

    • D. 

      Miniature Romantic composition


  • 33. 
    The 19th century German genre consisting of a musical setting of a short poem for voice and piano is the
    • A. 

      Lied

    • B. 

      Song cycle

    • C. 

      Concert overture

    • D. 

      Character piece


  • 34. 
    A song cycle is a
    • A. 

      Form used in multimovement lieder where the same theme comes back in each movement

    • B. 

      Group of songs with a common poetic them or unifying story

    • C. 

      Art songs in German with several verses of poetry

    • D. 

      Group of four or more operas all unified by the same characters


  • 35. 
    In the 19th century what instrument was the most likely to be composed for and played as a solo instrument?
    • A. 

      Organ

    • B. 

      Piano

    • C. 

      Violin

    • D. 

      Voice


  • 36. 
    Dichterliebe is a
    • A. 

      Song cycle

    • B. 

      Lied

    • C. 

      Program symphony

    • D. 

      Character piece for piano


  • 37. 
    A character piece is a
    • A. 

      Miniature composition for orchestra

    • B. 

      Miniature composition for piano

    • C. 

      Composition for voice and piano

    • D. 

      Grandoise composition for piano


  • 38. 
    Which is true of program music?
    • A. 

      It refers to some non musical idea such as a poetic or literary work

    • B. 

      It attempts to convey dramatic polarity in sonata form

    • C. 

      It relies on abstract musical elements for form

    • D. 

      It includes a sung text


  • 39. 
    A program symphony is a(n):
    • A. 

      Through composed symphony in which there is no recurrence of thematic material

    • B. 

      Romantic symphony that is based on a program

    • C. 

      Orchestral concert for which a list of the works to be performed is handed out to the audience

    • D. 

      Work for an instrumental soloist that is based on a program


  • 40. 
    Program symphonies are in the category of
    • A. 

      Grandoise compositions

    • B. 

      Miniature compositions

    • C. 

      Orchestral cycles

    • D. 

      Gesamtkunstwerk


  • 41. 
    Which statement is FALSE?
    • A. 

      Romantic opera flourished only in Germany and Italy

    • B. 

      The Romantic era was a golden age of opera

    • C. 

      Many Romantic operas transcended artistic barriers

    • D. 

      Romantic composers came to view opera as a type of serious drama in music, not just a vehicle for song, spectacle and entertainment


  • 42. 
    A style of opera developed by early Italian Romantic composers was called
    • A. 

      Canzona

    • B. 

      Rubato

    • C. 

      Da capo aria

    • D. 

      Bel canto


  • 43. 
    Aida was commissioned for
    • A. 

      The opening of the Panama Canal

    • B. 

      A new opera house in Cairo

    • C. 

      The birthday of Vittorio Emmanuele

    • D. 

      The Italian Liberation Movement


  • 44. 
    Which term refers to a synthesis of many of the arts into one unified work or "total work of art"
    • A. 

      Bel canto

    • B. 

      Music drama

    • C. 

      Gesamtkunstwerk

    • D. 

      Leitmotiv


  • 45. 
    Which allows a composer to show what a character is thinking even though something else is being said in the text?
    • A. 

      Leitmotiv

    • B. 

      Bel canto style

    • C. 

      Idee fixe

    • D. 

      Gesamtkunstwerk


  • 46. 
    Leitmotivs are developed by means of
    • A. 

      Imitative polyphony

    • B. 

      Ornamentation in the last section of a da capo aria

    • C. 

      Thematic transformation

    • D. 

      Theme and variation form


  • 47. 
    An orchestral work composed in one movement with a free form and with a program is called a
    • A. 

      Symphonic poem

    • B. 

      Program symphony

    • C. 

      Concert overture

    • D. 

      Romantic symphony


  • 48. 
    Romeo and Juliet is a ___ but the composer called it a ___
    • A. 

      Overture to a ballet; symphonic poem

    • B. 

      Symphonic poem; overture fantasy

    • C. 

      Concert overture; overture fantasy

    • D. 

      Program symphony; symphonic poem


  • 49. 
    What is the characteristic of all nationalistic music?
    • A. 

      The use of religious subject matter

    • B. 

      The use of folk music of each country

    • C. 

      The use of major and minor modes

    • D. 

      The use of dissonant harmonies


  • 50. 
    The opera Carmen, written by the French Composer Bizet and set in spain is an example of
    • A. 

      Political music

    • B. 

      Nationalism in music

    • C. 

      Exoticism in music

    • D. 

      The blending and erasing of the unique qualities of nations


  • 51. 
    The term kuchka refers to:
    • A. 

      A Russian dance form

    • B. 

      A conservative Russian political movement

    • C. 

      The Mighty Five a close group of Russian nationalist composers

    • D. 

      A Russian folk song form


  • 52. 
    The Russian kushka included
    • A. 

      Musorgsky, Borodin and Rimsy-Korsakov

    • B. 

      Musorgsky, Tchaikovsky, and Balakirev

    • C. 

      Tchaikovsky, Balakirev, and Rimsky-Korsakov

    • D. 

      Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov


  • 53. 
    Gustav Mahler wrote in most Romantic genres except
    • A. 

      Program symphonies

    • B. 

      Operas

    • C. 

      Orchestral song cycles

    • D. 

      Symphonies including solo vocalists and chorus


  • 54. 
    The Apaches
    • A. 

      Were a group of artists and intellectuals that included the composers Stravinsky and Ravel

    • B. 

      Is the title of an opera by Ravel

    • C. 

      Were a group in Paris including Claude Debussy and several symbolist poets

    • D. 

      Were artists, including Shoenberg who put out a magazine called the Blue Rider


  • 55. 
    Which artistic movement took its inspiration from Wagner's leitmotivs?
    • A. 

      Impressionism

    • B. 

      Expressionism

    • C. 

      Cubism

    • D. 

      Symbollism


  • 56. 
    The five-note scale playable on the black keys of the piano is called the ___ scale
    • A. 

      Whole tone

    • B. 

      Pentatonic

    • C. 

      Quarter tone

    • D. 

      Octatonic


  • 57. 
    The scale in which the octave is divided into six equal intervals is the ___ scale
    • A. 

      Whole-tone

    • B. 

      Pentatonic

    • C. 

      Quarter-tone

    • D. 

      Octatonic


  • 58. 
    The composer who originated serialism was:
    • A. 

      Richard Wagner

    • B. 

      Arnold Schoenberg

    • C. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Bela Bartok


  • 59. 
    Atonal music is music in which no ___ can be found
    • A. 

      Tonal center

    • B. 

      Harmonic contrast

    • C. 

      Incoherence

    • D. 

      Points of imitation


  • 60. 
    The first phrase of avant-garde music emerged in
    • A. 

      London and Paris

    • B. 

      Paris and Vienna

    • C. 

      Berlin and London

    • D. 

      Paris and Milan


  • 61. 
    Stravinsky was influenced early in his career by
    • A. 

      Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

    • B. 

      Ludwig van Beethoven

    • C. 

      Gustav Mahler

    • D. 

      Modest Mussorgsky


  • 62. 
    The major works of Stravinsky's early period were
    • A. 

      Operas

    • B. 

      Symphonies

    • C. 

      Ballets

    • D. 

      Lieder


  • 63. 
    Three of the leading first phase modernist composers were:
    • A. 

      Mahler, Stravinsky, and Debussy

    • B. 

      Stravinsky, Debussy, and Schoenberg

    • C. 

      Mahler, Schoenberg, and Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Manet, Mondrian and Braque


  • 64. 
    A combination of song and speech is called
    • A. 

      Sprechstimme

    • B. 

      Ostinato

    • C. 

      Impressionism

    • D. 

      Singspiel


  • 65. 
    Arnold Schoenberg invented a method that guarantees that no one pitch in the chromatic scale is more important than the others. This method is called:
    • A. 

      The twelve-tone system (serialism)

    • B. 

      Neoclassicism

    • C. 

      Ostinato

    • D. 

      Sprechstimme


  • 66. 
    Which statement about Charles Ives is false?
    • A. 

      He had jobs in insurance and as a church organist

    • B. 

      He believed that all kinds of music and all musical experiments are equally valid

    • C. 

      He was born in the South, where he was deeply moved by African-American music

    • D. 

      He developed unique mystical notions about music that were related to New England transcendentalism


  • 67. 
    Which statement about Charles Ive's compositional style is false?
    • A. 

      He used mostly consonant harmonies

    • B. 

      He quoted American folk songs and popular music in his compositions

    • C. 

      He was the first important American nationalist composer

    • D. 

      He wrote music for pianos tuned to quarter tones


  • 68. 
    In the early twentieth century
    • A. 

      Serialized compositions were the norm

    • B. 

      There was no compositional norm

    • C. 

      Most composers wrote in the style of Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Atonal compositions were the norm


  • 69. 
    Bela Bartok had many careers. He was a composer as well as a(n)
    • A. 

      Codirector of the Budapest Academy of Music

    • B. 

      Journalist

    • C. 

      Economist

    • D. 

      Painter


  • 70. 
    Which style did Bartok embrace?
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Serialism

    • C. 

      Nationalism

    • D. 

      Impressionism


  • 71. 
    Who composed Appalachian Spring?
    • A. 

      Claude Debussy

    • B. 

      Maurice Ravel

    • C. 

      Charles Ives

    • D. 

      Aaron Copland


  • 72. 
    Which statement about Aaron Copland is false?
    • A. 

      He was a great avant garde innovator and was not interested in writing music for the people

    • B. 

      He was a great promoter of American Music and started a Composers Alliance

    • C. 

      He was greatly influenced by Igor Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Hist Style was eclectic; he sought inspiration from American Music of all kinds


  • 73. 
    Matching music to onscreen action or situations is similar to
    • A. 

      Wagner's use of leitmotivs

    • B. 

      Program music

    • C. 

      The use of isorhythms

    • D. 

      Word painting techniques


  • 74. 
    The soundtrack of Alexander Nevsky was refashioned by Prokofiev as an ____ for concert performances
    • A. 

      Opera

    • B. 

      Piano concerto

    • C. 

      Ballet

    • D. 

      Cantata


  • 75. 
    Who composed Alexander Nevsky?
    • A. 

      Sergei Rachmaninov

    • B. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • C. 

      Sergei Prokofiev

    • D. 

      Dmitri Shostakovich


  • 76. 
    In Nazi Germany, the musical works of ___ and ___ were promoted
    • A. 

      Schoenberg; Berg

    • B. 

      Beethoven; Wagner

    • C. 

      Berlioz; Mahler

    • D. 

      Bartok; Weill


  • 77. 
    Who composed El Nino?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Charles Ives

    • C. 

      John Cage

    • D. 

      George Crumb


  • 78. 
    The use of recorded sounds from life is
    • A. 

      Serialism

    • B. 

      Music concrete

    • C. 

      Symbolism

    • D. 

      Synthesizing


  • 79. 
    The father of chance music is
    • A. 

      Philip Glass

    • B. 

      John Cage

    • C. 

      William Billings

    • D. 

      George Crumb


  • 80. 
    John Cage's 4'33" consists of
    • A. 

      Any sounds and silences occurring in the performance hall

    • B. 

      An atonal fugue based on a twelve tone row

    • C. 

      A combination of several different styles of jazz into one serious work

    • D. 

      Chance music played by stringed instruments


  • 81. 
    One characteristic of postmodern compositions is
    • A. 

      A self-conscious and free mixing of many different styes and techniques

    • B. 

      A return to strict Classical forms

    • C. 

      An avoidance of all earlier styles and genres

    • D. 

      Great restraint in emotional expression


  • 82. 
    With Which musical style is Steve Reich associated?
    • A. 

      Serialism

    • B. 

      Minimalism

    • C. 

      Tonal music

    • D. 

      Chance music


  • 83. 
    Which musical elements besides pitch are most commonly serialized?
    • A. 

      Tone color and dynamics

    • B. 

      Texture and melody

    • C. 

      Tempo and meter

    • D. 

      Rhythm and dynamics


  • 84. 
    In electronic music it is possible to eliminate the:
    • A. 

      Audience

    • B. 

      Composer

    • C. 

      Performer

    • D. 

      Publisher


  • 85. 
    In Lux aeterna, Gyorgy Ligeti's use of pitches results in
    • A. 

      Slowly moving sound complexes

    • B. 

      Imitative polyphony

    • C. 

      Pulsing harmonies

    • D. 

      Chantlike texture


  • 86. 
    The two key features of jazz performance style are
    • A. 

      Call and response

    • B. 

      Ragging and improvisation

    • C. 

      Improvisation and highly developed syncopation

    • D. 

      Improvisation and breaks


  • 87. 
    What was the first important center of jazz?
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      New York


  • 88. 
    Big band jazz is called
    • A. 

      Bebop

    • B. 

      Blues

    • C. 

      Swing

    • D. 

      Ragtime


  • 89. 
    George Gershwin was known for 
    • A. 

      His successful big band tours and recording career

    • B. 

      Writing atonal music that had popular appeal

    • C. 

      Including jazz in serious compositions

    • D. 

      His orchestral conducting career and television programs


  • 90. 
    Light operas of the 19th cent containing spoken dialogue, light tunes and dancing were called
    • A. 

      Shows

    • B. 

      Ragtime

    • C. 

      Operettas

    • D. 

      Music dramas


  • 91. 
    The plot of West Side Story bears a resemblance to which of Shakespeare's plays?
    • A. 

      Romeo and Juliet

    • B. 

      A Midsummer Night's Dream

    • C. 

      Henry V

    • D. 

      Macbeth


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