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1.  The musical term applied to flexibility in rhythm is
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2.  Gustav Mahler wrote in most Romantic genres except
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3.  Which is true of program music?
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4.  Program symphonies are in the category of
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5.  In the final section of the first movement of a Classical concerto, the soloist improvizes a solo passage called a:
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6.  Matching music to onscreen action or situations is similar to
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7.  The favorite featured instrument of the Classical sonata was the
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8.  What European political figure inspired Beethoven in his composing the Eroica Symphony?
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9.  The two key features of jazz performance style are
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10.  In the classical era the string quartet was intended to perform in:
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11.  In electronic music it is possible to eliminate the:
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12.  Dichterliebe is a
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13.  The first movement of Symphony No. 95 in C minor is:
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14.  The composer who originated serialism was:
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15.  Which statement about Charles Ives is false?
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16.  One characteristic of postmodern compositions is
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17.  The plot of West Side Story bears a resemblance to which of Shakespeare's plays?
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18.  Which musical elements besides pitch are most commonly serialized?
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19.  The lied is a type of
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20.  The first movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
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21.  The first phrase of avant-garde music emerged in
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22.  The last movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
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23.  Which artistic movement took its inspiration from Wagner's leitmotivs?
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24.  The scale in which the octave is divided into six equal intervals is the ___ scale
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25.  In the 19th century what instrument was the most likely to be composed for and played as a solo instrument?
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26.  Typically, the third movement of a four movement work in the Classical era would be
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27.  An orchestral work composed in one movement with a free form and with a program is called a
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28.  In sonata form, what is repeated in the recapitulation?
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29.  The scherzo, a fast, triple meter movement evolved from the
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30.  The third movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
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31.  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:
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32.  With Which musical style is Steve Reich associated?
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33.  George Gershwin was known for 
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34.  Which style did Bartok embrace?
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35.  How many movements does a Classical sonata generally have?
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36.  In the early twentieth century
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37.  A program symphony is a(n):
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38.  The five-note scale playable on the black keys of the piano is called the ___ scale
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39.  A song cycle is a
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40.  A style of opera developed by early Italian Romantic composers was called
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41.  Which is true of Romantic composers such as Beethoven, Liszt and Verdi?
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42.  Increasingly, the focal point for the performance of Romantic music was the
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43.  The father of chance music is
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44.  Stravinsky was influenced early in his career by
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45.  Which term refers to a synthesis of many of the arts into one unified work or "total work of art"
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46.  John Cage's 4'33" consists of
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47.  The opera Carmen, written by the French Composer Bizet and set in spain is an example of
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48.  Leitmotivs are developed by means of
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49.  Who composed El Nino?
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50.  Beethoven wrote music in both the ___ and ___ styles
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51.  The soundtrack of Alexander Nevsky was refashioned by Prokofiev as an ____ for concert performances
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52.  Compared to the Classical orchestra the typical Romantic orchestra was
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53.  Italian comic opera was called
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54.  Aida was commissioned for
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55.  All of the following are characteristics of Beethoven's symphonic compositional style EXCEPT:
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56.  Who provided the Romantics with the ideal of the individual and was considered the ideological father of the French revolution?
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57.  A traditional musical ensemble in Indonesia is called a
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58.  The use of recorded sounds from life is
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59.  The 19th century German genre consisting of a musical setting of a short poem for voice and piano is the
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60.  What is the characteristic of all nationalistic music?
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61.  The Apaches
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62.  The term kuchka refers to:
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63.  Who composed Alexander Nevsky?
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64.  The major works of Stravinsky's early period were
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65.  Music without singing but derived from a poem, story, or other literary source is called
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66.  Which genre is Beethoven most closely associated?
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67.  In Nazi Germany, the musical works of ___ and ___ were promoted
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68.  Bela Bartok had many careers. He was a composer as well as a(n)
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69.  Which statement about Charles Ive's compositional style is false?
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70.  The Russian kushka included
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71.  Which allows a composer to show what a character is thinking even though something else is being said in the text?
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72.  Who composed Appalachian Spring?
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73.  The second movement in most Classical symphonies is generally:
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74.  Another name for ABA form with an exposition, a development, and a recapitulation is ___ form
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75.  A coda:
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76.  The form developed by Mozart for the first movement of a concerto is called ___ form
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77.  What was the first important center of jazz?
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78.  A combination of song and speech is called
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79.  Light operas of the 19th cent containing spoken dialogue, light tunes and dancing were called
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80.  From what condition did Beethoven suffer?
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81.  Who was not a romantic composer?
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82.  The important new member of the Romantic orchestra was the
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83.  In Lux aeterna, Gyorgy Ligeti's use of pitches results in
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84.  A character piece is a
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85.  Which statement about Aaron Copland is false?
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86.  Which statement is FALSE?
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87.  Romeo and Juliet is a ___ but the composer called it a ___
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88.  Atonal music is music in which no ___ can be found
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89.  Big band jazz is called
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90.  Three of the leading first phase modernist composers were:
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91.  Classical string quartets generally have ___ movements
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