The Musical Quiz Of The Romantic Era

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The Musical Quiz Of The Romantic Era

The romantic era is known for the passion that people had for each other and how they expressed it. In this era there were artists whose music still has the power to melt hearts through a serenade or an orchestra. Test your knowledge of the period by taking this Musical Quiz of the Romantic Era.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The approximate time period for the Romantic period is
    • A. 

      1800-1880

    • B. 

      1820-1900

    • C. 

      1840-1920

  • 2. 
    During the beginning of the romantic period and the mid-romantic period, polyphony was the predominent texture, but this was to change towards the end of the romantic period, when homophony dominated.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    During the classical period, there were basically three big names: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Sometimes Schubert is also counted, but mostly because of his style (he was not active before the beginning of the Romantic period). During the Romantic period there were crazy many composers that are very well-known today. Of the following, who was not a romantic composer?
    • A. 

      J. Sibelius

    • B. 

      E. Grieg

    • C. 

      G. Ligeti

    • D. 

      C. Debussy

  • 4. 
    Which genre connects the following romantic composers? Wagner, Verdi, Puccini, Rossini
  • 5. 
    Romantic melodies are generally conjunct
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The romantic period was the golden age of music written for solo piano
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Write down the last name of the early-romantic composer who started this trend
  • 8. 
    Chromaticism, varied rhythms, large leaps, and expressive dynamics, are all features of Romantic music.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The orchestras during the Romantic period got bigger, and also some new instruments were introduced. Which one of the following instruments was not introduced during the Romantic period?
    • A. 

      Tuba

    • B. 

      English horn

    • C. 

      Piccolo flute

    • D. 

      Oboe

  • 10. 
    Some composers are completely associated with their home countries, due to their use of musical ideas or motifs present in their countries' folk/traditional music. Of the following, who is not considered to be a nationalistic composer.
    • A. 

      Hugo Alfvén

    • B. 

      Bedrich Smetana

    • C. 

      Mikhail Glinka

    • D. 

      Giacomo Puccini

  • 11. 
    "The five" was a circle of Russian romantic composers with the common goal of producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. However, Tchaikovsky was in fact not a member.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    What is music associated with a story, poem, idea or scene called?
  • 13. 
    The French composer Bizet set his opera Carmen in Spain, and used influences from Spanish music. Italian composer Puccini set his opera Madama Butterfly in Japan, and incorporated folk music from there. This can almost be seen as the opposite of nationalism, and is known by a specific name, which?
    • A. 

      Anti-nationalism

    • B. 

      Importism

    • C. 

      Exoticism

  • 14. 
    How do you write out an "fff"
    • A. 

      Forte forte forte

    • B. 

      Forte fortissimo

    • C. 

      Fortississimo

  • 15. 
    A German romantic art song written for piano is known as ...
  • 16. 
    Which one of the following is not a type of programme music?
    • A. 

      Song cycle

    • B. 

      Concert overture

    • C. 

      Symphonic poem

    • D. 

      Incidental music

  • 17. 
    When it comes to song structures, many romantic songs are through-composed, but in many works the same melody is repeated in every stanza, like carols/hymns. This song structure is [...]
  • 18. 
    The slight holding back or pressing forward of a tempo - the rubato - was common during the Romantic period
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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