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Dr. Mark A Radice Music History III


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  • 1. 
    Thomas Edison's phongraph was displayed for the first time at 
    • A. 

      Pittsburgh's KDKA radio station in 1920

    • B. 

      Paris Exposition Universelle, 1889

    • C. 

      Radio City Music Hall, 1919

    • D. 

      1922 Conference of the ISCM, Salzburg

    • E. 

      League of Composers Conference, NYC 1945

  • 2. 
    The term "Impressionism" was coined in 1874 by the French art critic
    • A. 

      Alfred Sisley

    • B. 

      Berthe Morisot

    • C. 

      Louis Leroy

    • D. 

      Claude Monet

    • E. 

      Claude Debussy

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      La mer

    • B. 

      Erwartung

    • C. 

      Milonga del Angel

    • D. 

      Elektra

    • E. 

      Le Figaro

  • 4. 
    Debussy's tone poem Prelude a l'apres midi d'un faune (prelude to the afternoon of a faun, 1894) is related to a poem by
    • A. 

      Alfred Sisley

    • B. 

      Berthe Morisot

    • C. 

      Lousi Leroy

    • D. 

      Claude Money

    • E. 

      Stephane Mallarme

  • 5. 
    The composer of Erwartung (expectation, 1909) is 
    • A. 

      Richard Wagner

    • B. 

      Gustav Mahler

    • C. 

      Hugo Wolff

    • D. 

      Arnold Schonberg

    • E. 

      Hans Pfitzner

  • 6. 
    The musical instruments of the Italina Futurists, which are known as "intonarumori," were invented by
    • A. 

      Luigi Russolo

    • B. 

      Carlo Carra

    • C. 

      Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

    • D. 

      Benito Mussolini

    • E. 

      Silvio Berlusconi

  • 7. 
    The term "intonarumori" means
    • A. 

      Noise intoners

    • B. 

      Sound chips

    • C. 

      Synthesizer

    • D. 

      Electronic

    • E. 

      Quiet

  • 8. 
    Serial composition was developed by Arnold Schonberg in the year
    • A. 

      1872

    • B. 

      1909

    • C. 

      1917

    • D. 

      1923

    • E. 

      1951

  • 9. 
    An example of a neoclassical score would be 
    • A. 

      The Rake's Progress

    • B. 

      "La puera del vino" (the gate of wine)

    • C. 

      Daphnis & Chloe

    • D. 

      Elektra

    • E. 

      Also sprach Zarathustra (thus spake Zarathrustra)

  • 10. 
    An opera by Janacek that was immensely successful and shows the influence of the Italian verismo movement is
    • A. 

      Hary Janos

    • B. 

      Youth

    • C. 

      Jenufa

    • D. 

      Intimate Letters

    • E. 

      Kreuzer Sonata

  • 11. 
    Zoltan Kodaly and Bela Bartok both studied
    • A. 

      At the Budapest Conservatory

    • B. 

      With Gustav Mahler

    • C. 

      With Hans Kossler

    • D. 

      With Nadia Boulanger

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 12. 
    An unusual instrument used by Kodaly in the score of the "Intermezzo" of his orchestra suite of 1926 is the 
    • A. 

      Sarussaphone

    • B. 

      Heckelphone

    • C. 

      Theremin

    • D. 

      Ondes Martenot

    • E. 

      Cymbolom

  • 13. 
    Duke Bluebeard's Castle is
    • A. 

      An opera by Bartok

    • B. 

      A ballet by Kodaly

    • C. 

      A pantomime by Janacek

    • D. 

      A multimedia presentation by Skryabin

    • E. 

      A string quartet by Janacek

  • 14. 
    Bartok's Out of Doors is a composition for
    • A. 

      Solo violin

    • B. 

      Solo piano

    • C. 

      Cymbalom

    • D. 

      Oboe and piano

    • E. 

      Violin, clarinet, cello, and piano

    • F. 

      Solo flute

  • 15. 
    The first movement of the Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (1936) is a 
    • A. 

      Rondo

    • B. 

      Fugue

    • C. 

      Sonata allegro form

    • D. 

      Binary form

    • E. 

      Ternary form

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      5

  • 17. 
    Rachmaninoff's score of the Rhapsody on a Theme from Paganini (1934)
    • A. 

      Is scored for piano and orchestra

    • B. 

      Is a set of twenty-four variations

    • C. 

      Was made into a ballet at the composer's suggestion

    • D. 

      Uses the Gregorian chant "Dies irae" tune

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 18. 
    A composition by Sergei Prokofieff that was originally a film score for a film by Sergei Eisenstein is
    • A. 

      Scythian Suite

    • B. 

      Le pas d'acier (steps of steel)

    • C. 

      Love for Three Oranges

    • D. 

      Alexander Nevsky

    • E. 

      Poruchik Kizhe (Lieutenant Kije)

  • 19. 
    At the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Dmitri Schostakovich studied counterpoint with 
    • A. 

      Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff

    • B. 

      Alexander Glazunoff

    • C. 

      Cesar Cui

    • D. 

      Alexander Borodin

    • E. 

      Modest Mussorgsky

  • 20. 
    Schostakovich's principal instrument was
    • A. 

      Violin

    • B. 

      'cello

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Oboe

    • E. 

      Clarinet

  • 21. 
    Joseph Stalin's essay "Muddle instead of Music" was provoked by
    • A. 

      Elektra

    • B. 

      Erwartung

    • C. 

      Die Frau ohne Schatten

    • D. 

      Lady Macbeth of the Mzensky District

    • E. 

      The Nose

  • 22. 
    Igor Stravinsky's father was a 
    • A. 

      Violinist

    • B. 

      Poet

    • C. 

      Double bassist

    • D. 

      Vocalist

    • E. 

      Ballet dancer

  • 23. 
    Stravinsky studied privately with
    • A. 

      Anton Rubinstein

    • B. 

      Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakoff

    • C. 

      Sergei Diaghileff

    • D. 

      Francis Poulenc

    • E. 

      Arthur Honegger

  • 24. 
    From 1910 until 1914, Stravinsky lived in
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 25. 
    From 1920 until 1940, Stravinsky lived in
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 26. 
    From 1940 until his death, Stravinsky lived in
    • A. 

      Germany

    • B. 

      USA

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Switzerland

    • E. 

      Austria

  • 27. 
    Stravinsky died in the year
    • A. 

      1969

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1971

    • D. 

      1972

    • E. 

      1973

  • 28. 
    Stravinsky's neoclassical period begain with the composition of
    • A. 

      L'oiseau de feu

    • B. 

      Petroushka

    • C. 

      Pulcinella

    • D. 

      Les noces

    • E. 

      Symphony of Psalms

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Felipe Pedrell

    • B. 

      Enrique Granados

    • C. 

      Francisco Franco

    • D. 

      Pablo Casals

    • E. 

      Manuel de Falla

  • 30. 
    An important example of a zarzuela is De Falla's 
    • A. 

      Atlantida

    • B. 

      Noches en los jargines de Espagna (nights int he gardens of Spain)

    • C. 

      Don Quixote

    • D. 

      Guernica

    • E. 

      La vida breve (the short life)

  • 31. 
    Carlos Chaves had a close, professional relationship with what America composer?
    • A. 

      Aaron Copland

    • B. 

      Leonard Bernstein

    • C. 

      Charles Ives

    • D. 

      Edward MacDowell

    • E. 

      Edward Elgar

  • 32. 
    The type of music that integrated elements of popular Latin American music with Eurpoean musical materials, often incorporating dances and songs, is known as 
    • A. 

      Milonga

    • B. 

      Cavaco

    • C. 

      Chocalos

    • D. 

      Choros

    • E. 

      Samba

  • 33. 
    The Afro-Cuban writer Nicolas Guillen's poem "Chant for Killing a Snake" inspired the tone poem
    • A. 

      El renacuajo paseador (the traveling amphibion)

    • B. 

      Sinfonia India (Indian Symphony)

    • C. 

      El salon Mexico

    • D. 

      Ritmicas (rhythms)

    • E. 

      Sensemaya

  • 34. 
    At the time of his death, Ginastera was working on his Fourth String Quartet, which included a baritone soloist singing the text of 
    • A. 

      "Du bist die Ruh"

    • B. 

      Beethoven's Heiligenstadt Testament

    • C. 

      Monologues of kings taken from the Old Testament

    • D. 

      Pornographic poetry

    • E. 

      Goliardic songs of the Medieval period

  • 35. 
    Astor Piazzolla studied composition with
    • A. 

      Alberto Ginastera

    • B. 

      Artur Rubinstein

    • C. 

      Nadia Boulanger

    • D. 

      Aaron Copland

    • E. 

      A and c

  • 36. 
    The metrical design of the milonga is as follows:
    • A. 

      3+2+4

    • B. 

      3+3+2

    • C. 

      3+2

    • D. 

      4+3

    • E. 

      4+2

  • 37. 
    Ecole Fountainebleu was a 
    • A. 

      Late piece by Debussy.

    • B. 

      School for the study of Gregorian chant.

    • C. 

      School where Gabriel Faure studied piano with Camille Saint-Saens.

    • D. 

      Summer program founded by Walter Damrosch and others to encourage international studies.

    • E. 

      School where many of Debussy's works had their premieres.

  • 38. 
    • A. 

      Karel Husa

    • B. 

      Gian Carlo Menotti

    • C. 

      Daniel Pinkham

    • D. 

      Roger Sessions

    • E. 

      Sergei Prokofieff

  • 39. 
    In 1935, Nadia Boulanger took charge of the composition classes at the Paris Conservatory owing to the death of
    • A. 

      Gabriel Faure

    • B. 

      Paul Dukas

    • C. 

      Jules Massenet

    • D. 

      Cesar Franck

    • E. 

      Gabriel Pierne

  • 40. 
    The music of The Good Humored Ladies uses
    • A. 

      Harpsichord music of Domenico Scarlatti orchestrated by Stravinsky

    • B. 

      Harpsichord music of Domenico Scarlatti orchestrated by Vincenso Tommasini

    • C. 

      Harpsichord music of Domenico Scarlatti orchestrated by Luigi Dallapiccola

    • D. 

      Piano music of Chopin orchestrated by Stravinsky

    • E. 

      Arias and trio sonata movements by Pergolesi orchestrated by Stravinsky

  • 41. 
    A touring theatre piece that Stravinsky composed inSwitzerland during WWI in collaboration with Charles Ferdinand Ramuz is
    • A. 

      Oedipus Rex

    • B. 

      Apollon musagete

    • C. 

      Histoire du soldat

    • D. 

      Les noces

    • E. 

      Renard

  • 42. 
    The libretto of Oedipus Rex was written by 
    • A. 

      Jean Cocteau, based on Sophocles, and translated into Latin by Jean Danielou

    • B. 

      Eric Satie based on Virgil

    • C. 

      Charles Gerdinant Ramuz based on French paraphrases of Stravinsky's Russian

    • D. 

      Alice Goodman based on Shakespeare

    • E. 

      None of these

  • 43. 
    The score of Histoire du soldat includes popular elements such as 
    • A. 

      Tango

    • B. 

      Waltz

    • C. 

      Fox trot

    • D. 

      Ragtime

    • E. 

      A, b, and d

  • 44. 
    The most important music publisher in Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century was
    • A. 

      Sonzogno

    • B. 

      Giorgio del Monaco

    • C. 

      Francesco Lucca

    • D. 

      Ricordi

    • E. 

      Carlo Schmidt

  • 45. 
    Ottorino Respighi brought a novel sound to his music by using
    • A. 

      Church modes

    • B. 

      The octatonic scale

    • C. 

      Jazz

    • D. 

      Electronic instruments

    • E. 

      Artificial scales

  • 46. 
    Respighi took three of his piano pieces (1922), orchestrated them, and added a finale with the title "San Gregorio Magno." This orchestral score is 
    • A. 

      Pini di Roma (pines of Rome)

    • B. 

      Fontana di Roma (fountains of Rome)

    • C. 

      Vetrate di chiesa (church windows)

    • D. 

      Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica)

    • E. 

      Gli uccelli

  • 47. 
    The composer who protested Mussolini's fascist regine by writing Canti di prigionia (songs of captivity, 1941) and Il prigioniero (the prisoner, 1948) is
    • A. 

      Ildebrando Pizzetti

    • B. 

      Gian Francesco malipiero

    • C. 

      Alfredo Casella

    • D. 

      Goffredo Petrassi

    • E. 

      Luigi Dallapiccola

  • 48. 
    In Milhaud's Saudades de Brasil (souveniers of Brazil), he used
    • A. 

      Quotations from Villa-Lobos's Bachianas Brasileiras.

    • B. 

      Quotations from Villa-Lobos's Rudepoema.

    • C. 

      Quotations from Villa-Lobos's Prole do bebe.

    • D. 

      Rhythms he had heard during a visit to Brasil from 1916 to 1918

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 49. 
    Milhaud's score of La creation du monde (creation of the world; 1923) is clearly influenced by
    • A. 

      The music of Richard Wagner

    • B. 

      Expressionism

    • C. 

      Twelve-tone serialism

    • D. 

      Messiaen's modes of limited transposition

    • E. 

      Jazz

  • 50. 
    Stravinsky's score titled Dumbarton Oaks was modeled after
    • A. 

      Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Flowers"

    • B. 

      J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos

    • C. 

      G.F. Handel's Watermusic

    • D. 

      Respighi's Pines of Rome

    • E. 

      None of these