During the nineteenth century,harmony became a.a large-scale structural element. b.more chromatic c.highly important in program music d.more discordant
1. ________ expemplifes the best elements of nineteen-century Italian opera. a.la Traviata b.la Boheme c.Pagliacci d.Rigoletto
2.A mazurka is a Polish folk dance written in which of the meters? a.double b.quarter c.triple d.half
3.The third movement of movement of Dvorak’s “String Quartet in F Major” contains a light-hearted passage in a fast tempo and in triple meter called a a.variation b.scherzo c.rondo d.prelude
4.In Verdi’s La Traviata, Violetta sings____when unsure of herself. a. an aria b.a virtuoso c.in a lower key d.in recitative
5. Compared to violin, has cello has a ____register. a.high b.calm c.low d.baudy
6.A raga solo always begins with the sounding of tones ____motion. a.descending b.atonal c.octaval d.ascending
7.Which opera was written to celebrate the opening of the Suez Canal? a.Aida b.II Trovatore c.Rigoletto d.Requiem
8.Wagner drew on ___ for his opera The Ring of the Nibelungs. a.northern European mythology b.Greek mythology c.Roman mythology d.religious dogma
9.Why was Richard Wagner considered the most progressive composer of his day? a.He advanced the harmonic idiom of music into new, exciting realms. b.He used the tala pulses in his orchestrations. c.he combined choral music and orchestral music. d.He introduced the libretto to the opera.
10.Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s Union:Concert Papapharse on National Airs was written for a.orchestra b.piano c.chamber orchestra d.string quartet
11.The American-born piano virtuoso to achieve international fame was a.Wagner b.Schumann c.Dvorak d.Gottschalk
12.During the nineteenth century,harmony became a.a large-scale structural element. b.more chromatic c.highly important in program music d.more discordant
13.To show his intense national pride___wrote a large number of mazurkas a.Verdi b.Dvorak c.Chopin d.Shankar
14.The various melodies heard in Dvorak’s “String Quartet in F Major” have a /an_____ quality. a.Bach-like b.jazz-like c.folk-like d.operetta
15.Ravi Shankar is known for his mastery of the 18 stringed lute called the a.table b.sitar c.ragar d.jhala
16.In response to the outbreak of the Civil War, which composer wrote a solo piano piece that incoporated the Star Bangled Banner” Hail Columbia and Yankee Doodle” into work? a.Brahms b.Gottschalk c.Mendelssohn d. Dvorak
17.In Brahms’ Symphony no.4 in E Minor, the composer derived much of the form and theme from the a. Baroque era b.music of the Renaissance c.music of the middle ages d.Classical era
18.In opera, a brief musical phrase or idea connected to some person,event, or idea is known as a /an a.leitmotif b.overture c.exposition d.ode
19.The styles of singing in Wagner and Verdi operas differ. Jane says that the style of singing in a Verdi opera is virtuosic and elaborate. Lynn says that the style of singing in a Wagner opera is more syllabic. Who is correct in describing the different styles of singing? a.Only Lynn is correct. b.Only Jane is correct. c.Neither Jane nor Lynn is correct. d.Both Jane and Lynn are correct.
20.Which one of the following musical notations allows performers to improvise slightly with the rhythm? a.Rubato b.Sostenuto c.Allegretto d.Moderto
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