Flashcard_05_08

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In the nineteenth century, women’s talents were encouraged on the opera stage.
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True
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Of the following, which was NOT a major theme of Romantic writers?
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idealized heroes of Greece and Rome
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The nineteenth century saw the rise of a new social order shaped by:
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the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution.
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A group of Lieder unified by some narrative thread or a descriptive or expressive theme is called:
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a song cycle.
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Approximately how many songs did Schubert compose?
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more than 600
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A song structure that is composed from beginning to end without repetition of whole sections is called:
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through-composed.
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Chopin spent most of his productive life in:
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Paris
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Chopin contributed much to the establishment of a modern piano style.
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True
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Titles such as Prelude, Impromptu, and Intermezzo are used for:
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short, lyric piano pieces.
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Louis Moreau Gottschalk is primarily remembered for composing parlor songs in the style of spirituals.
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False
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Which of the following is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?
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The program deals entirely with nature.
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Baba Yaga was the witch in Grimm’s tale \”Hansel and Gretel.\”
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False
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Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in:
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France
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Music written for plays, generally consisting of an overture and a series of pieces to be performed between acts, is called:
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incidental music.
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Concertos in the nineteenth century often emphasized virtuosity.
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True
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Of the following, who was a prolific composer of Lieder?
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Brahms
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Which form found in symphonies is most likely to be strongly rhythmic and dancelike?
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scherzo
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The first movement of a symphony is usually in ____________ form.
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sonata-allegro
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In Rigoletto, Verdi turns away from tuneful melodies to heighten the dramatic action.
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False
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Of the following, which woman was a successful composer as well as a successful opera singer?
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Louise Bertin
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The term bel canto refers to:
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a style of singing that features agility and purity of tone.
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Who was the source of Verdi’s inspiration for Rigoletto?
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Victor Hugo
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The two principal centers of nineteenth-century ballet were France and:
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Russia.
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The Japanese shamisen is:
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a plucked string instrument.
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Tchaikovsky’s fanciful ballet about a child’s Christmas gift and dreams of exotic people and places is:
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The Nutcracker.

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