Which of the following choral genres was NOT developed during the Baroque?
A musical setting of the Mass for the Dead is called:
Oratorios primarily drew their stories from:
Mozart’s Requiem was:
his last work, incomplete at his death
Who completed Mozart’s Requiem?
The Dies irae text from the Requiem Mass describes:
Which of the following correctly describes the musical forces for Mozart’s Requiem?
winds, brass, strings, timpani, choir, and four soloists
The ________ accompanies the baritone voice in the Tuba mirum section of Mozart’s Requiem.
Which of the following best describes the mood of the Dies irae from Mozart’s Requiem?
fearful and then wondering
The text of Mozart’s Requiem is sung in:
The German term for the art song is:
A song whose text is a short lyric poem in German with piano accompaniment is called a:
_______ was NOT an important composer of nineteenth-century Lieder.
Which of the following was NOT a typical theme of Romantic poetry?
praise of the Virgin Mary
The favorite subjects of the Romantic poets were:
love, longing, and nature
A group of Lieder unified by a narrative thread or by a descriptive or expressive theme is called a(n):
A song form in which the same melody is repeated for every stanza of text is called:
A song that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called:
A song form in which the main melody is repeated for two or three stanzas but introduces new or significantly varied material when the text requires it is called:
Schubert was born in:
Schubert and his friends organized evening gatherings of artists, writers, and musicians, called:
Schubert lived a tragically short life but was a remarkably prolific composer of:
Lieder, chamber music, piano music (all of the above)
In which genre was Schubert NOT indebted to Classical traditions?
Approximately how many songs did Schubert compose?
more than 600
Schubert wrote several song cycles, including:
Schubert’s song Elfking is a setting of a ballad written by:
Schubert’s Lied Elfking is in ________ form.
Which of the following is true of Schubert’s Elfking?
It is the masterpiece of his youth, It is based on a legend that whoever is touched by the king of the elves must die, It presents four characters who are differentiated in the music (all of the above)
In Schubert’s Elfking, the obsessive triplet rhythm of the piano accompaniment represents:
the galloping of the horse
Which musical devices does Schubert use to portray the child’s terror in Elfking?
high range and dissonance
The composer who founded the New Journal of Music was:
Robert Schumann’s wife, Clara, was:
the daughter of his piano teacher, one of the foremost pianists of her day, the inspiration for A Poet’s Love (all of the above)
Robert Schumann ended his career and life:
in an asylum, the result of a mental illness
Robert Schumann’s A Poet’s Love is a:
Robert Schumann’s A Poet’s Love is set to texts by:
Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann’s A Poet’s Love?
it tells a detailed story of a lost love
Schumann’s In the lovely month of May is from which song cycle?
A Poet’s Love
What is the form of In the lovely month of May?
Which of the following does NOT describe Schumann’s In the lovely month of May?
it ends with harmonic resolution
Which of the following does NOT describe American popular music of the nineteenth century?
the composers were always well known
Which of the following describes music in America during the early nineteenth century?
music was largely imported through Europe
What is vernacular music?
popular songs sung in a country’s native language
What nationality was Stephen Foster?
Which nineteenth-century American composer is best remembered for his parlor songs and minstrel show tunes?
Which of the following best describes minstrelsy?
shows that featured performers in blackface
Stephen Foster composed all of the following songs EXCEPT:
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair is:
a parlor song
The form of Foster’s Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair is:
Foster’s Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair is based on a poem by:
The most important keyboard instrument of the Romantic period was the:
Which of the following does NOT characterize the piano?
it is capable of only one dynamic level
Which of the following instruments is capable of playing both melody and harmony?
Which of the following was NOT a technical improvement to the nineteenth-century piano?
a second keyboard was added
The short, lyric piano piece is the instrumental equivalent of:
During the nineteenth century, “Prelude,” “Impromptu,” and “Intermezzo” were common titles for:
Nineteenth-century composers of the short, lyric piano piece included:
Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann (all of the above)
Chopin is credited with developing the:
modern piano style
Which nineteenth-century composer’s entire output centered around the piano?
Chopin spent his early years in:
Chopin spent most of his productive life in:
With which famous novelist did Chopin become romantically involved?
Chopin composed works in all of the following genres EXCEPT the:
Which of the following does NOT characterize the music of Chopin?
What is the origin of the mazurka?
a Polish peasant dance
Which of the following does NOT characterize Chopin’s Mazurka in B-flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4?
simple A-B-A form
In connection with Chopin’s music, the term rubato means that the performer should:
take liberties with the tempo
Which composer is known as the “poet of the piano”?
Which of the following best describes the role of women in nineteenth-century music?
the piano provided women with a socially acceptable performance outfit
Which of the following was a noted woman composer of the Romantic era?
Which of the following women organized salons featuring music by her brother?
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was discouraged from pursuing a career as a composer because:
she was a woman
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s output is dominated by:
Lieder and piano music
Which of the following composed the piano cycle The Year?
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel wrote her cycle The Year for:
The manuscript for Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s September: At the River, from The Year, has poetic lines by:
Johann Wolfgang von Geothe
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s September: At the River, from The Year, is in ________ form.
How does Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s The Year reach a level of achievement beyond that of her brother Felix?
it is a large-scale work unified by musical and extramusical links
In which country was Franz Liszt born?
Which composer is generally considered the greatest pianist and showman of the Romantic era?
Liszt was inspired by the virtuoso violinist:
Which of the following was the first internationally acclaimed American composer of classical music?
Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Louis Moreau Gottschalk was born in:
Louis Moreau Gottschalk is best known for his ________.
solo piano music
Which of the following statements about Louis Moreau Gottschalk is NOT true?
he spent most of his creative life in Europe
Louis Moreau Gottschalk based many of his works on:
South American and Caribbean songs
Which of the following does NOT characterize Gottschalk’s The Banjo?
The familiar tune quoted near the end of Gottschalk’s work The Banjo is:
Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called:
Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music?
string quartet in B-flat major
Music composed without literary or pictorial meanings is called
A multimovement, programmatic work for orchestra is called a:
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 characteristic of the music of Berlioz?
as is typical of French music, emotions are restrained
Which of the following is NOT a work by Berlioz?
Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is an example of a:
How many movements are in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
Which of the following inspired Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
the actress Harriet Smithson
Which of the following is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
the program deals entirely with nature
In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe:
symbolizes the beloved, recurs as required by the literary program, unifies the five movements, which are diverse in character and mood (all of the above)
In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, what is the idée fixe?
the basic theme of the symphony, heard in the march movement
The technique of altering a theme to give it a different character is often called:
Which of the following does NOT characterize the March to the Scaffold from Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
dominance of the string instruments
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?