MUSIC 2020 6

Which of the following is NOT typical of Romantic music?

[ ] The symphonies are longer.

[ ] There is an increased use of dissonance for expression.

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[ ] Composers began writing symphonic poems as well as symphonies.

[ ] The ensembles were smaller than those of the Classic era.

The ensembles were smaller than those of the Classic era.
Which was NOT a typical theme of the Romantic Lied?

[ ] the beauty of nature

[ ] love and longing

[ ] the fleeting nature of human happiness

[ ] praise of the Virgin Mary

praise of the Virgin Mary
A group of Lieder unified by a descriptive or narrative theme is known as a:

[ ] oratorio

[ ] opera

[ ] song cycle

[ ] medley

song cycle
In Schubert’s Erlking, the piano portrays which part?

[ ] the son

[ ] the father

[ ] the horse

[ ] all of the above

the horse
Robert Schumann set texts by _____ in his song cycle A Poet’s Love.

[ ] Heine

[ ] Shakespeare

[ ] Goethe

[ ] Schiller

Heine
Which genre is NOT a part of Chopin’s compositional output?

[ ] piano concertos

[ ] piano sonatas

[ ] string quartets

[ ] nocturnes for piano

string quartets
Chopin paid homage to his Eastern European ancestry by composing:

[ ] mazurkas and polonaises

[ ] sonatas and concertos

[ ] preludes and nocturnes

[ ] minuets and symphonies

mazurkas and polonaises
Which is the best definition of ‘tempo rubato’?

[ ] quick tempo

[ ] in strict time

[ ] in robbed time

[ ] in medium tempo

in robbed time
Which culture was NOT an influence on Gottschalk’s compositions?

[ ] Canadian

[ ] Cuban

[ ] Creole

[ ] African-American

Canadian
Program music is best defined as music:

[ ] intended for dance

[ ] intended to accompany a play

[ ] written for a symphony

[ ] based on something outside of music, like pictures or a story

based on something outside of music, like pictures or a story
Which term describes a one-movement work for orchestra with a literary program?

[ ] symphonic poem

[ ] program symphony

[ ] lied

[ ] symphony

symphonic poem
The main theme, heard transformed in each movement of the Symphonie fantastique, is called:

[ ] the idée fixe

[ ] the subject

[ ] the dies irae

the idée fixe
The Dies irae is:

[ ] the idée fixe in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique

[ ] a Lied by Schubert

[ ] a chant from the Mass for the Dead

[ ] an opera by Berlioz

a chant from the Mass for the Dead
Mendelssohn’s music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a famous example of:

[ ] a program symphony

[ ] an opera

[ ] a symphonic poem

[ ] incidental music

incidental music
In which movement of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is the Dies irae (Day of Wrath) theme from the Mass for the Dead heard?

[ ] the first

[ ] the third

[ ] the fourth

[ ] the fifth

the fourth

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