Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Schoenberg was perceived as a radical.  How did he see himself?
    • A. 

      As a traditionalist

    • B. 

      As a radical

    • C. 

      As a musical chameleon

  • 2. 
    In Schoenberg's early phase, his music was characterized by lush harmonies, thick textures, and an almost constant avoidance of:
    • A. 

      Time signatures

    • B. 

      Cadences

    • C. 

      Form

  • 3. 
    In Schoenberg's middle period, he declared the "emancipation of the ____________."
    • A. 

      Freudian id

    • B. 

      Chromatic pitches

    • C. 

      Dissonance

  • 4. 
    In his late period, Schoenberg developed the method of:
    • A. 

      12-tone serial composition

    • B. 

      Sprechstimme

    • C. 

      Total serialism

  • 5. 
    Why is Schoenberg often called the most influential composer of the 20th century?
    • A. 

      His works are the most performed

    • B. 

      Every generation has studied his music

    • C. 

      He was the most prolific of all composers

  • 6. 
    In 1933, why was Schoenberg dismissed from his position at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin?
    • A. 

      Because of his radical musical ideas

    • B. 

      Because of his Jewish heritage

    • C. 

      Because of an argument with the president of the academy

  • 7. 
    Where did Schoenberg die?
    • A. 

      Berlin

    • B. 

      Vienna

    • C. 

      Los Angeles