Romantic Questions

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Franz Liszt
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A romantic composer who earned his living as a touring virtuoso was
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nocturne
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A slow, lyrical, intimate composition for piano, associated with evening and nighttime, is the
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Bayreuth
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Wagner had an opera house built to his own specifications in
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program music
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Instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene, popular during the romantic period, is called
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-using their national legends as subject matter. -using the rhythms of the dances of their homelands. -basing their music on the folk songs of their country.
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Composers expressed musical nationalism in their music by
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Which of the following composers is not associated with the romantic period?
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verismo
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An artistic trend of the 1890s, in which operas dealt with ordinary people and true-to-life situations, was known as
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-syncopations -pentatonic scales -modal scales
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The popular character of the New World Symphony can be traced to the composer’s use of ___________ often found in folk music.
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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In the first movement of the New World Symphony, Dvořák composed a theme that resembles __________________.
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Ludwig van Beethoven
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The composer whose career was a model for many romantic composers was
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at the end of the development section as a transition to the recapitulation.
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In the first movement of Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin, the cadenza appears when and as what?
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Antonin Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9
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-glorifies both the Czech and the American folk spirit. -is subtitled From the New World. -is his most famous work.
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rubato
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A slight holding back or pressing forward of tempo in music is known as
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African American spirituals
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Dvořák “found a secure basis for a new national [American] musical school” in
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cycle of piano pieces
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Robert Schumann’s Carnaval is a(n)
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Robert Schumann
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Music criticism was a source of income for both Hector Berlioz and
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pianist
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Until the age of thirty-six, Franz Liszt toured Europe as a virtuoso
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piano
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A very important musical part of every middle-class home during the romantic period was the
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Niccolò Paganini
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As a youth, Franz Liszt was influenced by the performances of
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Giacomo Puccini
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The movement in opera known as verismo is best exemplified by
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Bedřich Smetana
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The founder of Czech national music was
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mazurkas
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Chopin expressed his love of Poland by composing polonaises and
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1820-1900
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Romanticism, as a stylistic period in western music, encompassed the years
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an etude
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A study piece, designed to help a performer master specific technical difficulties, is known as
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600
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Schubert’s songs number more than
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Niccolò Paganini.
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A composer who earned his/her living as a violin virtuoso was
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idée fixe
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The contrasting episodes of Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony are unified by the recurrence of a theme known as the
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symphonic poem
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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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march to the scaffold
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The fourth movement of Berlioz’s Fantastic Symphony depicts a
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exquisite miniatures
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Most of Chopin’s pieces are what?
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solo voice and piano
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An art song is a musical composition for what?
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leitmotif
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A short musical idea associated with a person, object, or thought, used by Richard Wagner in his operas, is called
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100
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An orchestra toward the end of the romantic period might include close to ______ musicians.
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symphonic poem
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A ________________ is a one-movement orchestral composition based to some extent on a literary or pictorial idea.
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exoticism
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Drawing creative inspiration from cultures of lands foreign to the composer is known as
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Orchestra in Romantic Period
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___________________ was larger and more varied in tone color than the classical orchestra.
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Bayreuth, Germany
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Wagner’s preeminence was such that an opera house of his own design was built in _________________, solely for performances of his music dramas.
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Program Music
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instrumental music associated with a story, poem, idea, or scene.
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lied
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The word ___________ is commonly used for a romantic art song with a German text.
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Johann Sebastian Bach.
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Mendelssohn is known as the man who rekindled an interest in the music of
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Richard Wagner
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The librettos to The Ring of the Nibelung were written by
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galloping horse
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The piano’s relentless rhythm in Erlkönig (The Erlking) unifies the episodes of the song and suggests the
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Moldau
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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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nationalism
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The deliberate intent to draw creative inspiration from the composer’s own homeland is known as

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