Romantic Period Test Questions

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Liszt typified the romantic movement because he
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Liszt created the ______________, a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.
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Symphonic Poem
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Chopin
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Polonaise in A Flat
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Liszt’s piano works are characterized by
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Until the age of thirty-six, Franz Liszt toured Europe as a virtuoso
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Pianist
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During his teens and twenties, Franz Liszt lived in
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Paris
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Which of the following statements is not true?
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During the last years of his life, Liszt settled in Rome and devoted himself solely to his religious duties.
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The ___________ is a dance in triple meter that originated as a stately processional for the Polish nobility.
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Polonaise
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Which of the following statements is not true?
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Chopin’s piano études, compositions designed to help a performer master specific technical difficulties, are primarily technical exercises without much musical value
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A study piece, designed to help a performer master specific technical difficulties, is known as
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an etude
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A slow, lyrical, intimate composition for piano, associated with evening and nighttime, is the
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nocturne
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Most of Chopin’s pieces
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are exquisite miniatures
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While in Paris, Chopin
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earned a good living by teaching piano to the daughters of the rich.
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Chopin expressed his love of Poland by composing polonaises and
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mazurkas
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In the 1830s, Paris was
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A leading pianist of the nineteenth century, Clara Schumann
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did some composing, but considered herself primarily a performer
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Smetana
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The Moldau
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Program Music
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instrumental music, associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene
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Franz Liszt
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a romantic composer who earned his living as a touring virtuoso
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Antonin Dvorak
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Symphony No. 9 in E minor
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Which of the following statements is not true?
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The strongest impact of musical nationalism was felt in Italy, France, Germany, and Austria
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The strongest impact of musical nationalism was felt in
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The founder of Czech national music was
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Bedřich Smetana
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Even though Smetana was deaf at the time, he composed a musical work depicting Bohemia’s main river as it flows through the countryside. The name of the river, and the musical composition, is the
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Moldau
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Antonin Dvořák’s music was first promoted by
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Johannes Brahms
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Dvořák “found a secure basis for a new national [American] musical school” in
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African American spirituals
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Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9
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Berlioz
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Symphonic Fantastique
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The composer who developed the symphonic poem was
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Liszt
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Verdi
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Rigoletto
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Puccini
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La Boheme
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Wagner
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Die Walkure

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