ch. 27 intro. to music

Schumann wrote his song cycle A Poet’s Love during his “year of song,” in which he wrote hundreds of Lieder and also married Clara Schumann.

The form of Schubert’s Lied Elfking is through-composed.

The song form that combines features of strophic and through-composed forms is called modified strophic.

____________ is NOT an important composer of nineteenth-century Lieder.
Heinrich Heine

The favorite subjects for the Romantic poets were:
love, longing, and nature.

Schubert composed over six hundred Lieder.


Schubert was born in:

Franz Schubert was a thoroughly Romantic composer whose music abandoned the forms and stylistic principles of Classicism.

Schubert lived a tragically short life but was a remarkably prolific composer of:
all of the above

Schumann’s A Poet’s Love is a:
song cycle.

Robert Schumann ended his career and life:
in an asylum, the result of mental illness.

The favorite Romantic poets for the composers of Lieder were:
Goethe and Heine.

In which form is the Lied Elfking?

A song form in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of text is called:

Goethe and Heine were two of the leading nineteenth-century writers whose poetry was set by Lieder composers.


Schubert organized evening gatherings of artists, writers, and musicians, called:

Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann’s “In the lovely month of May”?
It ends with harmonic resolution.

Robert Schumann’s wife, Clara, was:
all of the above

A group of Lieder unified by some narrative thread or a descriptive or expressive theme is called:
a song cycle.

Which of the following was NOT a typical theme of the Romantic Lied?
praise of the Virgin Mary

Schumann concentrated on intimate piano and vocal works and wrote no symphonies.

A German-texted song with piano accompaniment that sets a short lyric poem is called:
a Lied.

The rise of the piano as a household instrument influenced the popularity of the Lied.

A song structure that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called:

A song in which the same melody is repeated with every stanza of the text is in strophic form.

Schumann’s “In the lovely month of May” is from which song cycle?
A Poet’s Love

In Schubert’s Elfking, the obsessive triplet rhythm of the piano accompaniment represents:
the galloping of the horse.

Approximately how many songs did Schubert compose?
more than 600

The composer who founded the New Journal of Music was:
Robert Schumann.

Robert Schumann’s A Poet’s Love is set to texts by:
Heinrich Heine.

A song that is composed from beginning to end without repetitions of whole sections is in strophic form.

What is the form of “In the lovely month of May”?

Which musical devices help to portray the child’s terror in Elfking?
high range and dissonance

The mood of Schumann’s “In the lovely month of May” is joyful and exuberant.

Robert Schumann was married to the gifted pianist and composer Clara Wieck.

Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann’s A Poet’s Love?
It tells a detailed story of a lost love.

A song form where the main melody is repeated for two or three stanzas but has new or significantly varied material introduced when the text requires it is called:
modified strophic.

Schubert’s prolific output includes works of every major genre.

Schubert wrote several song cycles, including:
Winter’s Journey.

In which genre is Schubert NOT indebted to Classical traditions?

Schubert’s song Elfking was a setting of the ballad written by:

The German term for the art song is:

Schumann was a carefree spirit with a happy disposition who lived a long, productive life as a composer.

The poem Elfking was written by Heinrich Heine.

Which of the following is true of Schubert’s Elfking?
all of the above

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