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Dr. Mark A Radice Music History III


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  • 1. 
    The group known as La jeune France included
    • A. 

      Oliver Messiaen

    • B. 

      Yves Baudrier

    • C. 

      Daniel Lesur

    • D. 

      Andre Jolivet

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    A important figure of the avant-garde who was active in France and the United States, and who was the teacher of Andre Jolivet was
    • A. 

      Edgar Varese

    • B. 

      Marcel Dupre

    • C. 

      Paul Dukas

    • D. 

      Paul Vidal

    • E. 

      Nadia Boulanger

  • 3. 
    When Olier Messiaen was imprisoned in Stallag VIIIA in Selisia, he composed
    • A. 

      Turangalila

    • B. 

      Le banquet celeste

    • C. 

      Quatuor pour la fin du temps

    • D. 

      La nativite du Seigneur

    • E. 

      Vingt regards

  • 4. 
    Messiaen's musical style combines traditional techniques, mysticism, non-Western elements, and sounds of nature. The composer provides insights to his thinking in a treatise entitled
    • A. 

      La technique de mon langage musicale

    • B. 

      Catalogue des oiseaux

    • C. 

      Livre pour orchestre

    • D. 

      Dieu parmi nous

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Iannis Xenakis is responsible for the development of 
    • A. 

      Total serialism

    • B. 

      Stochastic music

    • C. 

      Tone clusters

    • D. 

      Aleatory music

    • E. 

      Chance music

  • 6. 
    Pierre Boulez
    • A. 

      Succeeded Leonard Bernstein as conductor of the New York Philharmonic

    • B. 

      Studied with Messiaen

    • C. 

      Organized a contemporary performance ensemble called Domaine musicale

    • D. 

      Composed Rituel in 1974 in memory of Bruno Maderna

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Darmstadt Festival
    • A. 

      Was founded in 1946

    • B. 

      Has frequently featured Pierre Boulez as a visiting lecturer

    • C. 

      Is devoted exclusively to contemporary music

    • D. 

      Publishes a yearbook devoted to the topics and repertoire of that year's festival

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Boulez attempts a synthesis of a song cycle and tone poem in his set of five pieces, inspired by poems of Stephane Mallarme, and titled
    • A. 

      Rituel

    • B. 

      La mer

    • C. 

      Quatre etudes rythme

    • D. 

      Le merle noir

    • E. 

      Pli selon pli

  • 9. 
    In addition to being a composer, Iannis Xenakis was also
    • A. 

      A medical doctor

    • B. 

      An architectural engineer

    • C. 

      A lawyer

    • D. 

      A chemist

    • E. 

      A film director

  • 10. 
    Mikis Theodorakis's Liturgy No. 2 is modeled after the 
    • A. 

      Nigh vigil of the Greek Orthodox Chruch

    • B. 

      Bach's Art of the Fugue

    • C. 

      Mozart's Magic Flute

    • D. 

      Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony

    • E. 

      Bernstein's West Side Story

  • 11. 
    In 1935, Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's minister of propaganda, foudned the Music Council (Musikkammersenat), which regulated all aspects of music in the Third Reich. As president of the Music Council, he appointed
    • A. 

      Richard Wagner

    • B. 

      Gustav Mahler

    • C. 

      Wolfgang Fortner

    • D. 

      Hans Pfitzner

    • E. 

      Richard Strauss

  • 12. 
    The operas Salome and Elektra are examples of 
    • A. 

      Expressionism

    • B. 

      Impressionism

    • C. 

      Futurism

    • D. 

      Serialism

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Huge von Hoffmannsthal was
    • A. 

      Conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic during the Third Reich

    • B. 

      A librettist for Richard Strauss

    • C. 

      A hornist in the Vienna Philharmonic

    • D. 

      A singer at the Bayreuth Festpielhaus

    • E. 

      A musicologist at the University of Vienna

  • 14. 
    Arnold Schonberg studied musical composition with 
    • A. 

      Alban Berg

    • B. 

      Anton Webern

    • C. 

      Guido Adler

    • D. 

      Alexander Zemlinsky

    • E. 

      Richard Strauss

  • 15. 
    Sigmund Freud taught at the University of Vienna during the years
    • A. 

      1893 - 1902

    • B. 

      1893 - 1918

    • C. 

      1914 - 1918

    • D. 

      1902 - 1938

    • E. 

      1933 - 1945

  • 16. 
    Schonberg's score of "Farben" is an important example of 
    • A. 

      Klangfarbenmelodie

    • B. 

      Sprechgesang

    • C. 

      Sprechstime

    • D. 

      Dodecaphony

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    A vast, late Romantic score composed by Schonberg between 1901 and 1911 is
    • A. 

      Die Jakobsleiter

    • B. 

      Gurrelieder

    • C. 

      Wesendonck Lieder

    • D. 

      Altenberg Lieder

    • E. 

      Die gluckliche Hand

  • 18. 
    Schonberg's set of twenty-one songs for soprano and five instrumentalists - who perform on flute/piccolo, violin/viola, clarinet/bass clarinet, cello, and piano - is
    • A. 

      Pierrot lunaire

    • B. 

      Das Marienleben

    • C. 

      Wesendonck Lieder

    • D. 

      Altenberg Lieder

    • E. 

      Die gluckliche Hand

  • 19. 
    Schonberg's first fully serialized work was
    • A. 

      Gurrelieder

    • B. 

      Pierrot lunaire

    • C. 

      Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11

    • D. 

      Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19

    • E. 

      Piano Suite, Op. 25

  • 20. 
    An important piece by Schoenberg commemorating the Holocaust and scored for baritone, men's chorus, and large orchestra is
    • A. 

      Gurrelieder

    • B. 

      Pierrot lunaire

    • C. 

      Erwartung

    • D. 

      Farben

    • E. 

      Survivor from Warsaw

  • 21. 
    Anton Webern was especially interested in the music of 
    • A. 

      Josquin des Prez

    • B. 

      Heinrich Issac

    • C. 

      Leoninus

    • D. 

      Perotinus

    • E. 

      Aaron Copland

  • 22. 
    A style of singing used by Schoenberg that is half way between speech and song is
    • A. 

      Klangfarbenmelodie

    • B. 

      Sprechgesang

    • C. 

      Sprechstimme

    • D. 

      Melodrama

    • E. 

      Leitmotif

  • 23. 
    The story of Berg's Wozzeck is based on 
    • A. 

      An actual historical event

    • B. 

      A poem by Maurice Materlinck

    • C. 

      Fragments of a play by Georg Buchner

    • D. 

      A play by Frank Wedekind

    • E. 

      A and c above

  • 24. 
    The tone row for Berg's Violin Concerto contains
    • A. 

      Major triads

    • B. 

      Minor triads

    • C. 

      Whole tone segments

    • D. 

      B and c above

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    The twelve-tone composition by Alban Berg that integrates a quotation of the "Tristan chord," is scored for string quartet, and includes secret vocal parts for two of its six movements, is
    • A. 

      Lyric Suite

    • B. 

      Lulu

    • C. 

      Altenberg Lieder

    • D. 

      Die Jakobsleiter

    • E. 

      Erwartung

  • 26. 
    Webern's close attention to individual timbres, registers, dynamic levels, attacks, articulations, and so on, laid the foundations for 
    • A. 

      Polystylism

    • B. 

      Third stream

    • C. 

      Integral Serialism

    • D. 

      Minimalism

    • E. 

      Pandiatonicism

  • 27. 
    Holst based many important choral works on texts taken from the 
    • A. 

      Koran

    • B. 

      Atharva Veda

    • C. 

      Yajur Veda

    • D. 

      Rig Veda

    • E. 

      Avesta

  • 28. 
    Vaughan William's Seventh Symphony (Antarctica) originated as a 
    • A. 

      Ballet

    • B. 

      Opera

    • C. 

      Oratorio

    • D. 

      Film score

    • E. 

      Cantata

  • 29. 
    Holst based many important choral works on texts taken from the 
    • A. 

      Koran

    • B. 

      Atharva Veda

    • C. 

      Yajur Veda

    • D. 

      Rig Veda

    • E. 

      Avesta

  • 30. 
    The impact of Renaissance modal counterpoint on Vaughan Williams's style is apparent in his  (two correct answers, hence the check boxes)
    • A. 

      Mass in G minor

    • B. 

      Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

    • C. 

      Fantasia on Greensleeves

    • D. 

      Serenade to Music

    • E. 

      "Linden Lea"

  • 31. 
    Benjamin Britten wrote most of the solo songs as well as the tenor leading roles of his operas for
    • A. 

      Enrico Caruso

    • B. 

      Mario Lanza

    • C. 

      Peter Pears

    • D. 

      Peter Schreier

    • E. 

      Dietrich Fischer-Diekau

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    • B. 

      Songs for Friday Afternoons

    • C. 

      Gemini Variations

    • D. 

      Let's Make An Opera

    • E. 

      Midsummer Night's Dream

  • 33. 
    Britten's War Requiem includes poetry by
    • A. 

      Wilfred Owen

    • B. 

      Wystan Hugh Auden

    • C. 

      T.S. Eliot

    • D. 

      Alfred Lord Tennyson

    • E. 

      Robert Burns

  • 34. 
    A neo-Expressionist piece exploring sexual frustration/fantasy by Peter Maxwell Davies written for Mary Thomas and the Fires of London is
    • A. 

      Prolation

    • B. 

      Miss Donnithorne's Maggot

    • C. 

      Vesalii icones

    • D. 

      Alma Redemptoris Mater

    • E. 

      Veni Sancte Spiritus

  • 35. 
    Charles Ives's score of "The Fourth of July" is peppered with quotations of
    • A. 

      "The Star Spangled Banner" and "America the Beautiful"

    • B. 

      Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

    • C. 

      "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean," and Reveille

    • D. 

      "My Country, 'tis of Thee"

    • E. 

      "I Dream of Jeannie" and "My Old Kentucky Home"

  • 36. 
    The Second Piano Sonata of Charles Ives was inspired by
    • A. 

      Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • C. 

      The Alcotts

    • D. 

      Henry David Thoreau

    • E. 

      All of these

  • 37. 
    A recurring motif in the Second Piano Sonata of Charles Ives is taken from
    • A. 

      Bach's Brandenburg Concert No. 5

    • B. 

      Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

    • C. 

      Brahm's German Requiem

    • D. 

      Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor

    • E. 

      Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home"

  • 38. 
    Copland's First Symphony was written for
    • A. 

      Rubin Goldmark

    • B. 

      Serge Koussevitzky

    • C. 

      Igor Stravinsky

    • D. 

      Nadia Boulanger

    • E. 

      Leopold Damrosch

  • 39. 
    In an attempt to cultivate audiences receptive to modern music, Copland joined forces - unsuccessfully! - with the composer
    • A. 

      Virgil Thomson

    • B. 

      Roger Sessions

    • C. 

      Randall Thompson

    • D. 

      George Gershwin

    • E. 

      Samuel Barber

  • 40. 
    Copland's scores of Connotations and Inscape
    • A. 

      Were premiered by Leonard Bernstein

    • B. 

      Are dodecaphonic

    • C. 

      Were commissioned by the New York Philharmonic

    • D. 

      A and b above

    • E. 

      A, b, and c above