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Glossary of classical music

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Classicism, as a stylistic period in western art music, roughly encompassed they years
1750-1820
The preclassical period roughly encompassed the years
1730-1770
The fully develooped classical style in music flourished during the period
1770-1820
Which of the following statements is not true of the classical period
philosophers and writers in the classical period believed that custom and trdiotion, rather than reason, were the best guides to human conduct
carl phillip emanuel bach and ____ were two of the more important preclasical composers
Johann Christian Bach
Which of the following composers is not considered master of the classical period?
Johann Christian Bach
Which of the following is no true?
composers in the classical period continued to use terraced dynamics in their composition
Which of the following characteristics is not typical of the musi of the clasical period?
classical music is basically polyphonic
Which of the following statements is not true of the music of the classical period?
the bsso continuo was the nucleus of the instrumental ensemble
Mozart and Beethoven number of concertos for their favorite solo instrumen, the
piano
A typical sequence of movements in a classical concerto is
fast, slow, fast
The first movement of a classical concerto
has 2 expositions
The classical concerto differs from the symphoy in that it does not have a ________ movement.
minuet or scherzo
A brilliant solo section in a concerto designed to display the performer\'s virtuosity
cadenza
The first movement nd sometimes in the last movement of a classical concerto there is a special unaccompanied showpiece for the soloist, the
cadenza
A pause in the score of a concerto is indicted by
fermata
classical chamber music is designed
for the intimate settin of a small room
the most important form of classical chamber music is the
string quartet
A major factor that distinguishes chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music from the symphony or concerto is that chamber music
is performed by one player per part
the lyrical slow movement of a symphony is most often the
second
Unlike the other movements in the symphony, the ______ movement is generally not in the tonic key
second
The slow movement of a classical symphony
is generally not in the tonic key
The last movement of a classical symphony
is all of the above
Unity is achieved in the classical symphony partly by the use of the same
key in 3 of its four movements
A symphony is unified partly by the use of the same
key in 3 of its movements
A concerto is a large-scale work in several movements for
an instrumental soloist and orchestra
A classical concerto is a 3 movemnt work for
instrumental soloist and orchestra
Which of the following statements is not true
a typical sequence of movements ina classical concerto is fast, slow, dance-related, fast
The favored solo instrument in the classical concerto was the
piano
Which of the following statements is not true?
the character of the minuet is best described as brisk and lively
In many of Beethoven\'s works, there is a ________ movement instead of the minuet
scherzo
The scherzo differs from the minuet in that is
moves more quickly
A ____________ is a musical composition that is usually light in mood, and meant for evening entertainmnet
serenade
The double bass in the classical orchestra, as in Mozart\'s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, usually
doubles he cello part an octave lower
Typical in classical music, the string bass part in Mozart\'s Eine kleine Nachtmusik
sounds an octave lower than the cello part
The rondo may be schematically
ABACABA
A common rondo pattern is
ABACA
Another common rondo patter is
ABACABA
The return of the main theme in rondo form is all the more welcome because it is usually
in the tonic key
The sonata-rondo
all of the above
The main theme of the rondo
is usually in the tonic key
At the end of a classical exposition there usually is a
repeat sign
A transitional pasage that leads to a contrasting section is called a
bridge
A modulation from the home key to a new key in the exposition of a sonata form movement takes place in the
bridge
A feeling of harmonic tension and forward motion
the conflict of tonalities between the first and second themes
Short musical ideas or fragments f themes that are developed within a composition are called
motives
The 3 main sections of a sonata-form movement are often followed by a concluding section known as the
coda
Sonata form should be viewed as
a set of principles that serve to shape and unify contrasts of them and key
Each successive variation in a theme with variations
retain some elements of the theme
Theme-and-variations form may be schematically outlined as
AA\'A\"A\"\'A\"\"

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