Chapter 39. Musical Diaries: Hensel and Programmatic Piano Music

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Which genres did Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel compose?
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1. songs 2.string quartet 3.piano music
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Which of the following were composers in the Romantic era?
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1. Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel 2.Clara Wieck Schumann
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Women in nineteenth-century Europe could not receive training in music.
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false
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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel was enthusiastically encouraged to pursue a musical career by her family.
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false
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In the recently discovered manuscript of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s September: At the River, poetry of which nineteenth-century poet was included?
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goethe
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Women in nineteenth-century Europe were expected to have refined music skills.
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true
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Each of the pieces in the manuscript copy of Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Das Jahr was originally accompanied by:
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poetry a painting by her husband
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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel wrote several large-scale works as well as many Lieder.
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true
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The concept of “river” in September: At the River by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel is expressed by:
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quick moving notes that accompany the melody the swelling and decrescendo in dynamics
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Women of the upper class in the nineteenth century often presided over musical ___________ in their homes.
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salons
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The music of which Mendelssohn family member was overlooked until recently?
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fanny
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Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s musical career was overshadowed by that of her brother ________________.
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felix
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Women played a critical role in music-making activities of the nineteenth century, except as teachers.
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false
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A lost manuscript of music by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, in her own handwriting, that contained September: At the River was discovered in:
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1989
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While social assumptions about women has discouraged them from composing and giving public performances, they had long been teachers and sponsors of music…..answer
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