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Mul 2010 Midterm 2


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The very beginning of the first movement of a classical concerto always starts with:
B – Orchestra alone
Mozart is remembered today as:
B – The most gifted child prodigy in the history of music
Beethoven’s own instrument for which he wrote numerous concertos and sonatas, was
A – The Piano
The classical period in music ranged from approximately:
D – 1750-1825
Haydn’s Surprise Symphony was composed for this trip to which city?
D – London
in the classical orchestra, which group of instruments served as the ensemble of nucleus?
B – Strings
Which trait does not apply to Opera Buffa?
A – It was opera for the aristocracy
A string quartet consists of?
D – 2 violins, viola, and cello
The composer generally credited with transforming the classical style into the romantic
C Beethoven
The first movement of a classical concerto features sonata-allegro form with
A – a double exposition
Who was Haydn’s principal patron
C – Prince EsterHazy
The number of players in the classical orchestra was typically around
B – 25-50
The tree main sections of sonata allegro from are the exposition, development , and
B - recapitulation
The instrument which Mozart played and for which he wrote many concertos was
C – the piano
The first movement of a symphony is usually in
A – sonata allegro form
Music for a small ensemble of two to about ten players with one player to a part is called
B – chamber music
who was not a master of the Viennese Classical style
C – JS Bach
a typical feature of a concerto is a free solo passage without orchestral accompaniment called
C - Cadenza
which best describes the form of the first movement of Mozart’s little night musc?
A – sonata-allegro
in the classical multi-movement cycle, the third movement is usually in
D – minuet and trio form
Beethoven suffered perhaps the most traumatic of all maladies of musician what was it?
B - deafness
the third movement of a symphony is usually in _________ form
C – Minuet& trio
What is unusual about Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 when compared to earlier classica symp?
B – there is no break between the thir and fourth movements
in the classical era, an “Alberti bass” is
C – A kind of accompaniment pattern
what is the function of the transition in sonata-allegro form
B – to modulate to a new theme
which best describes Beethoven:
C – a transitional composer whose early works reflected many classical elements and who later works led the way to romanticism
W.A. Mozart’s greatest opera was:
C – Don Giovanni
28 shortly after Beethoven arrived in Vienna, he earned money by
A – Playing piano
a coda is
A – a small ending added to a movement
Beethoven’s Eroca symphony is famous for
D – all of these
31 Beethoven’s career can be divided into
B – three style periods
classical phrase structure often involves phrases that are
D – all of these
Hayden considered himself to be an artists who was superior to his employers
Music of the classical era is characterized by simple, lyrical melodies
Mozart wrote his piano concertos primarily for his own public performances
the classical era attitude toward art was strongly influenced by the Ancient Greeks
The classical period has been called the “Age of Reason”
the Heiligenstadt testament is Hayden’s only opera
Beethoven’s last works were well loved for their simple tunes
at the time of his death, Mozart was employed by the emperor of Austria

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