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1.  The composer whose career was a model for many romantic composers was
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2.  When music conservatories were founded, women
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3.  Schubert's songs number more than
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4.  Schumann's works are
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5.        Clara Wieck was
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6.  As a writer and critic, Schumann
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7.  In the 1830s when Chopin lived in Paris, it was
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8.  Chopin was
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9.  Liszt typified the romantic movement because he
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10.  Liszt created the _____________________, a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.
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11.  Mendelssohn is known as the man who rekindled an interest in the music of
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12.  Parisians were startled by Berlioz's Fantastic Symphony because of its
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13.  Nadezhda von Meck was
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14.  At its premiere in 1870, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture was
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15.  Critics were often scandalized by the subject matter of Verdi's operas because they
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16.  Verdi's great comic masterpiece, written when he was seventy-nine, is
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17.  Verdi studied music in _____________, the city where Italy's most important opera house, La Scala, is located.
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18.  Verdi mainly composed his operas
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19.  Puccini's opera have lasting appeal because
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20.  An artistic trend of the 1890s, in which operas dealt with ordinary people and true-to-life situations, was known as
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21.  Wagner called his works "music dramas" rather than operas because
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22.  A short musical idea associated with a person, object, or thought, used by Wagner in his operas, is called
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23.  Wagner had an opera house built to his own specifications in
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24.  The deliberate intent to draw creative inspiration from the composer's own homeland is known as
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25.  The typical orchestra of the late romantic period numbered about ___________ musicians.
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26.    Music intended to be performed before or during a play, to set the mood for scenes or highlight dramatic action, is known as
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27.  Instrumental music which is written for its own sake, and for which the composer does not provide a program, is called
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28.  Approximately, the romantic period encompassed the years
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29.  Which of the following is not a characteristic of romanticism?
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30.  Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as
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31.  Composers in the twentieth century drew inspiration from
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32.  Among the unusual playing techniques that are widely used during the twentieth century is the _____________________, a rapid slide up or down a scale.
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33.  A motive or phrase that is repeated persistently at the same pitch throughout a section is called
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34.  In twentieth-century music
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35.  Which of the following statements is NOT true?
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36.  Impressionism as a movement originated in
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37.  Debussy's music tends to
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38.  Which of the following is NOT characteristic of impressionist music?
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39.  Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) by Stravinsky  is an example of
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40.  Stravinsky's enormous influence on 20th century music is due to his innovations in
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41.  Expressionism is an art concerned with
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42.  The expressionist movement was largely centered in
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43.  Expressionist music stresses
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44.  Bartok evolved a completely individual style that fused elements with
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45.  The melodies Bartok used in most of his works are
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46.  During most of his lifetime, Ives's musical compositions
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47.  Ives's music contains elements of
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48.  "Harlem Renaissance" was the name
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49.  Copland's name has become synonymous with American music because of his use of
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50.  Minimalist music is characterized by
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