MUSIC F2018

The secular text and overall musical style of this example suggest that it is from a/an:

Opera

The sacred text and overall musical style of this example suggests that it is part of a/an:

Oratorio

Farinelli was a famous:

castrato

Which movement of Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott does the above piece represent?

Movement 8, Chorale

The following piece, based upon a sailor's dance called the hornpipe, comes from what type of larger work?

Orchestral Suite

From which of the following works does the above aria come?

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

If the soloists in a concerto are a group of musicians, the work is called a

concerto grosso

Who composed L'Orfeo, a work that marks the beginning of opera as a major art form?

Claudio Monteverdi

Which of the following describes this example?

Wide dynamic range and repetition in the melody to express deep feelings

Which of the following would be an example of what Monteverdi called prima pratica?

A polyphonic song from the Renaissance period

During the Classical period, opera buffa plots were based on myths and historical figures.

False

Which of the following is a composition for a large ensemble?

A symphony

Which of the following characteristics are associated with the rococo style?

Elegance, delicacy, softness, and playfulness

Listen to the following example and select the genre that best defines it: 7:41

A symphony

We can say that the melody in the following example is typical of the Classical period because it is:

Short, symmetrical, and balanced

The symphony had its origins in the overture, which was the introductory music for Italian opera.

True

The following excerpt comes from a famous aria in one of Mozart's most enduring operas. Identify the opera in question. 5:45

Don Giovani

Listen to the above excerpt from Mozart's Symphony No. 40. Which of the following would be the most likely tempo marking? 4:37

menuetto.

The following example from the Classical period may be classified as a/an:

Sonata

Which of the following phrases best describes music of the Classical period?

balanced and well-constructed

What common Classical period genre does this excerpt represent?

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

The following piece, nicknamed "Emperor," features piano sections alternating with orchestral sections. What type of work is it?

Concerto

Lacrimosa dies illia" from Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626

homophonic

Which of the following composers wrote this symphony?

Beethoven

Which of the following composers wrote, and is famous for, twelve London symphonies?

Haydn

Although Ludwig van Beethoven's output was great, he didn't produce any works for voice.

False

Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro cemented his reputation as a master of the genre, yet it received a lukewarm reception in Vienna. Which of the following reasons does the text give as to why this was the case?

The opera poked fun of the aristocracy, which unsettled the aristocratic Viennese.

Which one of the following examples comes from a famous Beethoven symphony?

D - 16:54.

Which Classical genre is represented by this example?

Haydn - 4:58

The following movement from a Haydn symphony features sudden shifts in volume. To which symphony does the movement belong?
Play

Sym No. 94 - Surprise

Which of the following statements best describes musical form in the Romantic period?

Romantic composers worked with traditional forms but expanded them in innovative ways to meet their expressive needs. Correct

The course places the Romantic period in music between the years:

1820-1910

Which of the following composers envisioned operas as "musical dramas"—a combination of all the arts?

Wagner

Which of the following does the above excerpt showcase?

Fast tempo with accented rhythms based on folk dances Correct

According to the text, composers of the Romantic period were reluctant to stray from the seven tones of the traditional scale (i.e., A, B, C, D, E, F, G).

False

Changes in tempo were rarely found in music of the Romantic period, in keeping with Classical period values.

False

The above excerpt from a Smetana piece demonstrates a typical characteristic of Romantic music. What is it?

Flowing melodies

According to the text, which of the following is NOT considered a form of program music?

Mazurka

The dynamics of this excerpt indicate that it was composed in the Romantic period because:

Dynamics range from extreme soft to very loud.

The melody in this composition is representative of Romantic music because it:

Is long, flowing, and singable Correct

Verismo is a style of opera that used emotionally charged melodies and harmonies to depict everyday people in melodramatic situations.

True

The following piano sonata was composed by one of the first female virtuoso performers. Identify this composer.

Clara Shumman

The bell-like effects in the above excerpt indicate that the piece is:

Liszt's La Campanella

From the following composers, select the one that best understood the intrinsic nature and potential of the piano as an expressive instrument:

Chopin

The above excerpt from Rigoletto showcases its composer's gift for catchy melodies. Which of the following is the composer?

Verdi

The following excerpt comes from which work?

7:19 - Verdi's Aida triumphal march

Which of the following excerpts is most likely a composition by Paganini?

c - 1:56. Caprice no. 1 in EM

The following excerpt comes from which work?

Berlioz - 4:53 Symphony fan.

An important Romantic composer founded The New Journal of Music, an influential musical periodical still published today. He was known as a master of the miniature. His name is:

Shummann

What feature of Gustav Mahler's symphonies reflect the extremes of the late Romantic period?

They are at least an hour long.

His Violin Concerto (below) is a favorite in concert halls all over the world today, but upon its 1881 premiere in Vienna, it was lambasted by critics, including one who called it "odorously Russian." During his lifetime, he was thought of as "too Russian" by foreign critics and "too cosmopolitan" by his countrymen, yet his music endures to this day. Who is this composer?

Tchaikovsky

Which of the following was not a member of the Five?

Tchaikovsky

The final movement of his Symphony No. 4 (below) was a passacaglia with 32 variations. Deemed old-fashioned by his German contemporaries, he was seen as a progressive after his death thanks to an essay by Arnold Schoenberg. What is his

Brahms

The final movement of his Symphony No. 4 (below) was a passacaglia with 32 variations. Deemed old-fashioned by his German contemporaries, he was seen as a progressive after his death thanks to an essay by Arnold Schoenberg. What is his name?

Brahms

His Don Quixote (below) features dissonances used for comic effect. It is one of his many tone poems, in which he explored the boundaries of tonality while telling stories using extra-musical content. He is as remembered for his unique Romantic style as his association with the German Nazi party. What is his name?

Richard Strauss

The following piece became a national anthem. What is its name?

Finlandia

Which of the following statements best describes musical form in the Romantic period?

Romantic composers worked with traditional forms but expanded them in innovative ways to meet their expressive needs. Correct

The following choral work, based on the German Bible, was written by:

Brahms

According to the text, which of the following is a Post-Romantic composer?

Rachmoninoff

The following piece was written by a leading figure of the post-WWII German avant-garde. Identify this composer

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Nadia Boulanger was a prominent music teacher who taught some of the most influential composers of the 20th century, including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Walter Piston

True

The three-movement Symphony of Sorrowful Songs features a different text for each movement. Its second movement (below) concerns the plight of a young Polish prisoner seeking the protection of the Queen of Heaven. Who is the composer of this piece?

Górecki

Which of the following places holds an annual summer school for new music that was influential in the development of total serialism and the use of electronic music?

Damstadt, Germany

The above piece, Ionisation, is notable for being the first piece of Western art music composed for percussion alone. Who wrote it?

Varese

The above etude, named after a sculpture by Brâncuşi, is titled "Coloana fara sfarsit" (Infinite column). Who wrote it?

Ligeti

Which of the following statements best describes the role of technology with regard to art music in the Contemporary period?

Technology has enabled art music composers to experiment with and change the way that they create music.

The above excerpt comes from a work titled Vox Balaenae and was inspired by the singing of humpback whales. Who wrote it?

Crumb

Which of the following is the composer for this excerpt?

2:49 - Cage

In 1945, Aaron Copland won a Pulitzer Prize for a work about a pioneer celebration in Pennsylvania, set in the 1800s. What is the name of this work?

Appalacian Spring

What compositional technique is illustrated by the following excerpt?

4:02 - New ways to manipulate a traditional instrument Correct

The polytonality and polyrhythms in the above Country Band March was inspired by the composer's experience hearing two bands marching around a park playing different tunes. Who is the composer?

Ives

The above piece, "Malambo" from the ballet Estancia, depicts a dance by Argentine cowboys. Who wrote it?

Ginastera

Alberto Ginastera's objective nationalist period featured works that more directly and obviously included elements of folk music, whereas his subjective nationalist period featured works written in a personal language that incorporated folk music elements. How did he describe his third stylistic period, from which the above work comes?

Neo-expressionist, in which he made increasing use of European traditions

The above movement from Amores was written by which composer?

Cage

Which one of these composers wrote music for prepared piano?

Cage

The following piece by Charles Ives appeared in his collection of 114 Songs. What is its name?

0:32 - 1,2,3.

Which composer, known for his ability to combine the sounds of jazz and Western art music, wrote the above piece?

Gershwin - An American in Paris

The Deer Hunter featured the above piece as its theme. Which of the following pieces is it?

Stanley Myers' Cavatina Correct

e above prelude to the opera Akhnaten, which premiered in Stuttgart, Germany in 1984, was written by which composer?

Glass

The above excerpt comes from which larger work?

3:05 West Side Story

The above excerpt comes from which larger work?

7:29 John Adams - Nixon in China

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The secular text and overall musical style of this example suggest that it is from a/an:

Opera

The sacred text and overall musical style of this example suggests that it is part of a/an:

Oratorio

Farinelli was a famous:

castrato

Which movement of Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott does the above piece represent?

Movement 8, Chorale

The following piece, based upon a sailor’s dance called the hornpipe, comes from what type of larger work?

Orchestral Suite

From which of the following works does the above aria come?

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion

If the soloists in a concerto are a group of musicians, the work is called a

concerto grosso

Who composed L’Orfeo, a work that marks the beginning of opera as a major art form?

Claudio Monteverdi

Which of the following describes this example?

Wide dynamic range and repetition in the melody to express deep feelings

Which of the following would be an example of what Monteverdi called prima pratica?

A polyphonic song from the Renaissance period

During the Classical period, opera buffa plots were based on myths and historical figures.

False

Which of the following is a composition for a large ensemble?

A symphony

Which of the following characteristics are associated with the rococo style?

Elegance, delicacy, softness, and playfulness

Listen to the following example and select the genre that best defines it: 7:41

A symphony

We can say that the melody in the following example is typical of the Classical period because it is:

Short, symmetrical, and balanced

The symphony had its origins in the overture, which was the introductory music for Italian opera.

True

The following excerpt comes from a famous aria in one of Mozart’s most enduring operas. Identify the opera in question. 5:45

Don Giovani

Listen to the above excerpt from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. Which of the following would be the most likely tempo marking? 4:37

menuetto.

The following example from the Classical period may be classified as a/an:

Sonata

Which of the following phrases best describes music of the Classical period?

balanced and well-constructed

What common Classical period genre does this excerpt represent?

Beethoven Symphony No. 5

The following piece, nicknamed "Emperor," features piano sections alternating with orchestral sections. What type of work is it?

Concerto

Lacrimosa dies illia" from Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626

homophonic

Which of the following composers wrote this symphony?

Beethoven

Which of the following composers wrote, and is famous for, twelve London symphonies?

Haydn

Although Ludwig van Beethoven’s output was great, he didn’t produce any works for voice.

False

Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro cemented his reputation as a master of the genre, yet it received a lukewarm reception in Vienna. Which of the following reasons does the text give as to why this was the case?

The opera poked fun of the aristocracy, which unsettled the aristocratic Viennese.

Which one of the following examples comes from a famous Beethoven symphony?

D – 16:54.

Which Classical genre is represented by this example?

Haydn – 4:58

The following movement from a Haydn symphony features sudden shifts in volume. To which symphony does the movement belong?
Play

Sym No. 94 – Surprise

Which of the following statements best describes musical form in the Romantic period?

Romantic composers worked with traditional forms but expanded them in innovative ways to meet their expressive needs. Correct

The course places the Romantic period in music between the years:

1820-1910

Which of the following composers envisioned operas as "musical dramas"—a combination of all the arts?

Wagner

Which of the following does the above excerpt showcase?

Fast tempo with accented rhythms based on folk dances Correct

According to the text, composers of the Romantic period were reluctant to stray from the seven tones of the traditional scale (i.e., A, B, C, D, E, F, G).

False

Changes in tempo were rarely found in music of the Romantic period, in keeping with Classical period values.

False

The above excerpt from a Smetana piece demonstrates a typical characteristic of Romantic music. What is it?

Flowing melodies

According to the text, which of the following is NOT considered a form of program music?

Mazurka

The dynamics of this excerpt indicate that it was composed in the Romantic period because:

Dynamics range from extreme soft to very loud.

The melody in this composition is representative of Romantic music because it:

Is long, flowing, and singable Correct

Verismo is a style of opera that used emotionally charged melodies and harmonies to depict everyday people in melodramatic situations.

True

The following piano sonata was composed by one of the first female virtuoso performers. Identify this composer.

Clara Shumman

The bell-like effects in the above excerpt indicate that the piece is:

Liszt’s La Campanella

From the following composers, select the one that best understood the intrinsic nature and potential of the piano as an expressive instrument:

Chopin

The above excerpt from Rigoletto showcases its composer’s gift for catchy melodies. Which of the following is the composer?

Verdi

The following excerpt comes from which work?

7:19 – Verdi’s Aida triumphal march

Which of the following excerpts is most likely a composition by Paganini?

c – 1:56. Caprice no. 1 in EM

The following excerpt comes from which work?

Berlioz – 4:53 Symphony fan.

An important Romantic composer founded The New Journal of Music, an influential musical periodical still published today. He was known as a master of the miniature. His name is:

Shummann

What feature of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies reflect the extremes of the late Romantic period?

They are at least an hour long.

His Violin Concerto (below) is a favorite in concert halls all over the world today, but upon its 1881 premiere in Vienna, it was lambasted by critics, including one who called it "odorously Russian." During his lifetime, he was thought of as "too Russian" by foreign critics and "too cosmopolitan" by his countrymen, yet his music endures to this day. Who is this composer?

Tchaikovsky

Which of the following was not a member of the Five?

Tchaikovsky

The final movement of his Symphony No. 4 (below) was a passacaglia with 32 variations. Deemed old-fashioned by his German contemporaries, he was seen as a progressive after his death thanks to an essay by Arnold Schoenberg. What is his

Brahms

The final movement of his Symphony No. 4 (below) was a passacaglia with 32 variations. Deemed old-fashioned by his German contemporaries, he was seen as a progressive after his death thanks to an essay by Arnold Schoenberg. What is his name?

Brahms

His Don Quixote (below) features dissonances used for comic effect. It is one of his many tone poems, in which he explored the boundaries of tonality while telling stories using extra-musical content. He is as remembered for his unique Romantic style as his association with the German Nazi party. What is his name?

Richard Strauss

The following piece became a national anthem. What is its name?

Finlandia

Which of the following statements best describes musical form in the Romantic period?

Romantic composers worked with traditional forms but expanded them in innovative ways to meet their expressive needs. Correct

The following choral work, based on the German Bible, was written by:

Brahms

According to the text, which of the following is a Post-Romantic composer?

Rachmoninoff

The following piece was written by a leading figure of the post-WWII German avant-garde. Identify this composer

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Nadia Boulanger was a prominent music teacher who taught some of the most influential composers of the 20th century, including Aaron Copland, Philip Glass, and Walter Piston

True

The three-movement Symphony of Sorrowful Songs features a different text for each movement. Its second movement (below) concerns the plight of a young Polish prisoner seeking the protection of the Queen of Heaven. Who is the composer of this piece?

Górecki

Which of the following places holds an annual summer school for new music that was influential in the development of total serialism and the use of electronic music?

Damstadt, Germany

The above piece, Ionisation, is notable for being the first piece of Western art music composed for percussion alone. Who wrote it?

Varese

The above etude, named after a sculpture by Brâncuşi, is titled "Coloana fara sfarsit" (Infinite column). Who wrote it?

Ligeti

Which of the following statements best describes the role of technology with regard to art music in the Contemporary period?

Technology has enabled art music composers to experiment with and change the way that they create music.

The above excerpt comes from a work titled Vox Balaenae and was inspired by the singing of humpback whales. Who wrote it?

Crumb

Which of the following is the composer for this excerpt?

2:49 – Cage

In 1945, Aaron Copland won a Pulitzer Prize for a work about a pioneer celebration in Pennsylvania, set in the 1800s. What is the name of this work?

Appalacian Spring

What compositional technique is illustrated by the following excerpt?

4:02 – New ways to manipulate a traditional instrument Correct

The polytonality and polyrhythms in the above Country Band March was inspired by the composer’s experience hearing two bands marching around a park playing different tunes. Who is the composer?

Ives

The above piece, "Malambo" from the ballet Estancia, depicts a dance by Argentine cowboys. Who wrote it?

Ginastera

Alberto Ginastera’s objective nationalist period featured works that more directly and obviously included elements of folk music, whereas his subjective nationalist period featured works written in a personal language that incorporated folk music elements. How did he describe his third stylistic period, from which the above work comes?

Neo-expressionist, in which he made increasing use of European traditions

The above movement from Amores was written by which composer?

Cage

Which one of these composers wrote music for prepared piano?

Cage

The following piece by Charles Ives appeared in his collection of 114 Songs. What is its name?

0:32 – 1,2,3.

Which composer, known for his ability to combine the sounds of jazz and Western art music, wrote the above piece?

Gershwin – An American in Paris

The Deer Hunter featured the above piece as its theme. Which of the following pieces is it?

Stanley Myers’ Cavatina Correct

e above prelude to the opera Akhnaten, which premiered in Stuttgart, Germany in 1984, was written by which composer?

Glass

The above excerpt comes from which larger work?

3:05 West Side Story

The above excerpt comes from which larger work?

7:29 John Adams – Nixon in China

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