Ch 33- Schubert

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A Lied is an art song for solo voice and piano sung in ______.


A group of Lieder unified by a descriptive or narrative theme is known as a(n):

song cycle

A song form in which the same melody is repeated for each stanza, often heard in popular music, is known as:

strophic form

A song form that is composed from beginning to end without repetitions of whole sections is called:

through-composed form

According to legend, a child touched by the Elfking must die.


How is the character of the Elfking differentiated musically in the song?

medium range and major mode

Lieder composers often set the same text as other Lieder composers.


Romantic Lieder texts often speak of love and/or nature.


Schubert died at a young age from:


Schubert wrote approximately_____ songs.

six hundred

Schubert wrote symphonies based on the forms established by Classical composers.


Schubert’s Elfking was written:

early in his life

The art song became a popular repertory for amateur and professional musicians in the nineteenth century.


The composer normally writes the lyrics for the Lied.


The piano was declining in popularity at the time of the Romantic Lied.


The text of Elfking was written by:


Two prominent German Romantic poets whose texts were often set to music were Heinrich Heine and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.


What expressive technique does Schubert use in the boy’s cry, "My father, my father" in Elfking?

high range and dissonance

What is the form of Schubert’s song Elfking?


What might the triplet rhythm in the piano symbolize in Elfking?

the horse’s hooves

Which best characterizes the range for the father’s character in Elfking?

low range

Women composers wrote Lieder in the Romantic era.


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