Ch. 41

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Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called:

program music

Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music?

A. 1812 Overture
B. Romeo and Juliet
C. Harold in Italy
D. String Quartet in B-flat Major

String Quartet in B-flat Major

Music composed without literary or pictorial meanings is called

absolute music

Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the music of Berlioz?

A. As is typical of French music, the emotions are restrained.
B. It features brilliant orchestration.
C. It has programmatic implications.
D. It calls for huge orchestral and choral forces.

as is typical of French music, the emotions are restrained.

A multimovement, programmatic work for orchestra is called a:

program symphony

Which of the following composers is considered the first great exponent of musical Romanticism in France?


Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in:


Which of the following is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

A. The program deals entirely with nature.
B. The program was inspired by the composer’s infatuation with an actress.
C. The program presents a morbid artist in lovesick despair.
D. The program is thought to be autobiographical.

the program deals entirely with nature.

Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is an example of a:

program symphony

How many movements are in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?


Which of the following inspired Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

A. Goethe’s poems
B. the actress Harriet Smithson
C. Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
D. Bach’s music

the actress Harriet Smithson

In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe:

A. symbolizes the beloved.
B. recurs as required by the literary program
C. unifies the five movements, which are diverse in character and mood.
D. all of the above

all the above

In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, what is the idée fixe?

the basic theme of the symphony, heard in every movement

Which of the following does NOT characterize the March to the Scaffold from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

A. duple meter
B. dominance of the string instruments
C. diabolical mood
D. minor mode

dominance of the string instruments

The technique of altering a theme to give it a different character is often called:

thematic transformation

Which of the following is NOT a work by Berlioz?

A. Les Troyens
B. Roméo et Juliette
C. Italian Symphony
D. Symphonie fantastique

Italian Symphony

The Dies irae is:

a chant from the Mass for the Dead

The piano manufacturer in New York that made major improvements to the instrument was:


Through which innovation did Theobald Boehm improve musical instruments?

key mechanism for woodwinds

What new instrument was developed in the nineteenth century?


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