The third movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik features short, repeated sections.
The second theme in a sonata-allegro movement is typically in a contrasting key.
The last section of sonata-allegro form that restates the themes is called:
A motive is typically derivative of a larger theme.
The cadence at the end of the first movement in a sonata cycle is in a dominant key.
The longest and most dramatic movement of the multimovement cycle was generally the:
The middle section of a typical third movement in a sonata cycle is called:
The movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik that is NOT in the home key (G major) is the third.
The title of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik means “a little dance music.”
Which statement is accurate?
Mozart spent the last years of his life as a freelance musician.
The tempo scheme of the movements of Eine kleine Nachtmusik is best described as:
The middle section of the third movement in a sonata cycle is highly improvised.
The overall form of the third movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik is A-B-A.
A sonata-allegro form is comprised of three main sections.
The ensemble that performs Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik features the trumpet.
The divertimento and the serenade were both musical forms of entertainment in the Classical era.
The focus of Classical chamber music is soloistic virtuosity.
The first movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik is in sonata-allegro form.
Which composer famously began to write music before the age of five?
The first movement of a Classical multimovement work was often composed in a sonata-allegro form and might have included a slow introduction.
Which tempo scheme is standard for the movements of a concerto?
Rondo form has a recurring idea, similar to the Baroque ritornello.
First-movement concerto form is based on principles from Baroque ritornello and the sonata-allegro forms.
A brilliant solo passage in the manner of an improvisation within a concerto is called a(n):
The cadenza in the first-movement form of the Classical concerto is heard:
near the close of the movement
The simplest form of a rondo can be described as:
The first theme is introduced by the _____ in Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto.
The Classical concerto form has three movements.
Which form best describes the last movement of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto?
For what instrument did Haydn write his trumpet concerto?
a keyed trumpet
The form of the third movement in Haydn’s Concerto for Trumpet is:
In a cadenza during a concerto from the Classical period, the orchestra improvises freely.
How many movements are standard in a Classical concerto?
Haydn only wrote concertos for the piano as soloist.
Which of the following best describes first-movement concerto form?
a sonata-allegro form with a double exposition
Haydn wrote his Trumpet Concerto for the new keyed trumpet.
Which malady afflicted Beethoven and profoundly affected his work as a composer?
Beethoven gave the nickname Moonlight to his own piano sonata.
Beethoven, in his Moonlight sonata, follows formal molds in all of the movements.
The countess Giulietta Guicciardi was:
Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata is set in a minor key throughout all the movements.
Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata was dedicated to one of his students, with whom he fell in love.
The sonata in the Classical era was an important genre for amateur musicians playing which instrument?
Beethoven called the Moonlight sonata a:
Elements in Beethoven’s music that foreshadow the Romantic style include:
both a and b
The first movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata is set in a free structure, reminiscent of song forms.
The Classical sonata typically consists of three to four movements.
How many symphonies did Beethoven write?
Bartolomeo Cristofor is credited with having:
invented the piano
Which best describes the tempo of the last movement of the Moonlight sonata?
Beethoven’s solo piano sonatas are some of the most important works in the literature.
Which composer lived successfully under a system of modified patronage that was supplemented by concert life and music publishing?
In the duo sonatas of the Classical era, the piano and solo instrument were often paired.
Classical era sonatas were written for either one or two instruments.
Beethoven felt that the Moonlight sonata was not one of his best works.
Which form best describes the second movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata?
scherzo and trio
The first symphony in which Beethoven overtly included a personal narrative of heroism was his ninth symphony.
Which of Beethoven’s symphonies sets the famous Ode to Joy poem by Schiller?
The movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony that makes the most extensive use of variation procedure is:
There is no break between the second and third movements of the Fifth Symphony because they are linked by a transition.
Beethoven’s music is considered “transitional” between the Classical era and the Romantic era.
The various movements of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony are unified by the opening motive in the first movement.
Which of the movements in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is in C major?
the second and fourth
In his compositions Beethoven completely abandoned Classical formal traditions.
Which of Beethoven’s symphonies includes a motive that the composer described as “Fate knocking at the door”?
Which is NOT true of the third movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony?
It is in minuet and trio form.
Beethoven’s nine symphonies exemplify his adherence to Classical conventions.
The Fifth Symphony opens and closes in the key of C minor.
Which instrument has an unexpected solo cadenza toward the end of the first movement in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony?
Which is NOT a new element introduced by Beethoven in the Fifth Symphony?
a development section following the exposition
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony generally follows the outline of the standard multimovement cycle.
The exposition of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 opens with a four-note _______.
Beethoven worked carefully to balance tradition with innovation in his music.
In the classical era, there was only one type of opera composed, opera seria.
What was considered controversial about Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro?
It made fun of the aristocracy.
Which voice part sings the role of Don Giovanni in Mozart’s opera?
The merchant class was critical to the rising success of the lighter opera buffa opera style in the Classical era.
Lorenzo da Ponte was:
the librettist who adapted the play into an opera
In Mozart’s Don Giovanni, who is the servant responsible for distracting angry women who were scorned by the title character?
Opera seria was the predominant operatic style in the early 18th century.
The Catalog Aria in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni catalogs what?
Don Giovanni’s international amorous conquests
Which Mozart opera was influenced by Turkish music and culture?
The Abduction from the Seraglio
What is the literary basis for The Marriage of Figaro?
a play by the same title by the French playwright Beaumarchais
Mozart combined elements of serious and comic opera in his Don Giovanni.
Large-scale sung dramas with spoken dialog are referred to as:
Which best describes Mozart’s Don Giovanni?
opera buffa combined with elements of opera seria
Realistic depiction of human experience was a composer’s goal in Classical era comic opera.
In the Classical era which city was considered the leading musical center?
Mozart only collaborated with Lorenzo da Ponte on one work, Don Giovanni.
Opera seria was uniformly composed in Italian.
The Dies irae from Mozart’s Requiem opens with:
full chorus and orchestra
Which is NOT a major choral genre of the Classical era?
Since the Classical era, Mozart’s Requiem has rarely been performed.
The text of Mozart’s Requiem was written by Lorenzo da Ponte.
The Dies irae section of Mozart’s Requiem is written in Latin.
Aristocratic audiences were predominant in the:
Emotional restraint is typical of:
The establishment of sonata-allegro form is associated with the:
Handel’s Messiah is based on a biblical story.
Symmetrical, balanced phrases are best associated with the Classical era.
What work was Mozart composing when he died:
The Dies irae text in the Requiem Mass refers to the Assumption of Mary.
The final movements of Mozart’s Requiem were left incomplete at the composer’s death.
The requiem was a new genre in the 18th century.
The Requiem was Mozart’s last large-scale composition.
Diatonic harmony is most characteristic of the:
Use of one-movement programmatic forms is typical of the:
Which was NOT an event at which Mozart’s Requiem was performed?
funeral of Princess Diana
Which instrument is featured in dialogue with the bass singer in the Tuba mirum section from Mozart’s Requiem?